What is Science?
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics,
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
What does it look like at SJS?
At Shakespeare Junior School, we teach the Science National Curriculum through a variety of practical activities. Children will learn to "work scientifically" by completing activities that also teach them the required concepts and knowledge in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. We are increasingly using the school environment to support our learning in science, particularly in the biological units of "Living Things and their Habitats".