At Crowland we aim to instil a love of science and a sense of wonder at the world around us. Every child will begin to ask scientific questions about how things work and this will act as a starting point for their learning.
As part of the new curriculum, children will carry out practical investigations to answer scientific questions and will be expected think about how their findings link into what they already know about the world.
Our learning is based around modules from the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which offer exciting (and varied) opportunities to explore and understand.
Science will be looked at through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Biology is the study of living things: animals and plants. Chemistry looks at the different elements: their composition, structure, properties and reactions. Physics underpins all of science, ranging from forces, energy, light and sound to the planets and stars.
All pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. They will be expected to work scientifically, showing a measured, rational and precise approach to their learning.
Our science will also connect into other areas of the curriculum such as literacy and maths and will be supported by visits to The Science Museum and other stimulating places.
Each week the children will be set a whole school science challenge to explore and investigate. Some of these questions are set by teachers but the majority are created by the children themselves.