At Stepney Greencoat, we encourage curiosity and excitement in our science lessons – we want our pupils to ask scientific questions that fuel investigations about the universe we live in. Our pupils explore how science can be used to explain what is occurring, make predictions and analyse causes.
Across the years, in line with the national curriculum, we aim for pupils at Stepney Greencoat to:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world
- Be equipped with the scientific knowledge they require to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
Working scientifically at Stepney Greencoat involves:
- Scientific enquiry – observations over time; pattern seeking; identifying, grouping and classifying; comparative and fair testing; researching using secondary sources
- Drawing conclusions based on data and observations
- Using evidence to justify ideas
- Using scientific knowledge to explain findings
Science – "Learning Together for Life"
A knowledge of science is fundamental for children to make sense of the world around them. Therefore, as a core subject in our school, we carefully plan, deliver and assess science to allow each child to reach their full learning potential.
Collaboration is key to success and progress in science. Through scientific enquiry and questioning, the children work together to answer scientifically valid questions and to test their hypotheses and predictions.
Our science curriculum equips pupils with the scientific knowledge they require to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Science helps children develop key life skills, including communication, organisation and focus, and even form their own opinions based on observation. Studies have shown that students begin to develop an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) during the primary years. Having an interest and knowledge in these subject areas provides future career opportunities.