“Science and everyday life cannot and should not be separated.” – Rosalind Franklin.
Science is all around us! Our world is constantly changing and our everyday life is filled with science, from the weather we experience, to changes in our body and the habitats that are within arm’s reach. Science instils a sense of intrigue and enables children to develop their understanding and form questions, based on both the knowledge they already have and the insight they wish to gain in the future. Children who excel in science lessons are likely to develop a strong ability to think critically.
Our curriculum aims are to build the foundations for understanding the world, which is vital for children’s futures. Through a diverse enquiry-based curriculum, children develop key skills for life including curiosity, reasoning, reflection and adaption skills, so that they can become independent, life-long learners.
As a result, children develop fascination and navigation of the world around them and develop an interest in wanting to learn more about the importance of science and scientists that have impacted their world. We encourage children to pose questions and work scientifically to test their reasoning and understanding.
At Tunbury, we believe that science should be:
Accessible - We are an inclusive school, in which all children are given the opportunity to thrive, regardless of any barriers to learning.
Meaningful - We want learning to link directly to the current world we live in, so that children are equipped with the skills and knowledge to problem solve in their future life. In turn, children are more engaged as the learning is tailored to what is important to them.
Practical - We ensure that children play an active role in exploring the processes of science. We use the resources we have at our disposal to ensure that the curriculum is engaging and meaningful.
By following the AMP process, all children are engaged and thrive in science at Tunbury.
Pupil voice - what do Tunbury learners think about science?
Y6 pupil: "Science is important as helps you understand why things happen and the world around you."
Y4 pupil: "I love doing experiments like testing soundwaves with a bongo!"
Y4 pupil: "At school you learn the little science and as you get older you learn the bigger stuff like equations."
Tunbury science curriculum overview and science curriculum progression
Please view our curriculum documentation to see how we have chosen to teach science at Tunbury Primary School.