“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
Millfields Primary School recognises and values the importance of science and scientific enquiry. Science. We agree with UNESCO who say that Science is the greatest collective endeavor. It contributes to ensuring a longer and healthier life, monitors our health, provides medicine to cure our diseases, alleviates aches and pains, helps us to provide water for our basic needs – including our food, provides energy and makes life more fun, including sports, music, entertainment and the latest communication technology. Last but not least, it nourishes our spirit .
The science curriculum at Millfields aims to develop fun, practical and engaging high-quality lessons that inspire the next generation to succeed and excel in science. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum and fostering a healthy curiosity and interest in the sciences.
At the heart of our science curriculum is scientific investigation. Wherever possible, we aim to deliver lessons where children learn through investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them.
We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills.
We ensure that ‘working scientifically’ skills are built upon and developed throughout the children’s time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science across the curriculum, using equipment, conducting experiments and investigation, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently, being familiar with scientific terminology and, most importantly, continuing to ask questions and being curious about their surroundings.