We encourage children to be curious about the world in which they live throughout their time at Queensgate, and beyond.
The 2014 National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all children:
- 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 skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Throughout the programmes of study, our children 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.
The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are key factors in developing their scientific vocabulary and articulating scientific concepts clearly and precisely, therefore key vocabulary acquisition is paramount at Queensgate.
Children are offered a range of visits, trips and visitors to complement and broaden the curriculum. These are purposeful and link with the knowledge being taught in class. Events, such as National Science Week, allow teachers to provide broader provision and the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. We encourage families and the wider community to participate in these events.