At Newton Ferrers we recognise that science builds the foundations for our understanding of the world. We understand that children are born with a natural desire to explore the world around them and we aim to nurture this curiosity, encouraging all children to pose questions and seek answers. Knowledge and concepts are taught through the key disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
The skills of thinking and behaving as a scientist ‘Working Scientifically’ are embedded within the teaching of the content and are built-on and developed throughout their school career so that they can use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. Our engagement with the local environment ensures that children learn through varied and first hand experiences of the world around them. So much of science lends itself to outdoor learning and so we provide children with opportunities to experience this. Real life science opportunities and experiences working alongside working scientists are built into our curriculum so that children recognise where science fits into their lives. Within our Science curriculum, we aim to give children the confidence and enthusiasm to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education.