Science is a body of knowledge and skills built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about our world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s curiosity and ways of working that enable them to make sense of their world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.
At Newhall we believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. We have adopted the statutory National Curriculum objectives and adapted them for our specific school needs. Our aims in teaching science include the following:
Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world by promoting the child as a scientist.
Ideas and contributions by all children are valued in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Fostering concern and awareness about, and active care for, our environment.
Helping our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas.
Helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world.
Develop our children’s understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science.