At Cottam Primary School it is our intention that teachers will ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences which will hook the children’s interest, enabling them to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them. We intend to provide the children with a science education that gives them the foundations they need to recognise the importance of Science in daily life through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics and to give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires.
Our science curriculum has been developed to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum allowing the children to acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. It will encourage and challenge the development of the children’s own ideas and questioning, enabling them to make sense of the world in which they live. As children progress through the year groups, they will build on their Working Scientifically skills, as well as their scientific knowledge, and develop greater independence in planning and carrying out a variety of investigations, to answer a range of scientific questions. Scientific enquiry skills and vocabulary will be embedded in each topic that the children study and these will be revisited and developed throughout their time at school.
At Cottam Primary School we intend to encourage ambition and courage, whilst enhancing the children’s real-life science experiences, by incorporating and using our outside environment more extensively and creating strong links between the STEM subjects. Our children will be encouraged to develop a respect and compassion for living organisms and for their physical environment by actively being involved in the care and use of their own school grounds.