A Science curriculum that is relevant and imparts key knowledge and skills is critical if we are to excite young people about science. It also needs to be flexible enough to meet the needs of all individual students and enable
teachers to use creative and innovative approaches and resources.
(Science and Innovation Investment Framework 2004-2014, HM Treasury, 2004)
At Penruddock Primary School, children are taught all aspects of the Primary National Curriculum. The National Curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:
Science is an exciting and dynamic subject and we aim to reflect this in its teaching. We hope view our planning and delivery of the science curriculum in a way which makes use of a multi disciplinary and cross curricular approach. Through practical activity and application we hope to make science education at Penruddock satisfying and engaging for pupils and teachers.
Through discussion, observation and practical activities, we seek to build on children’s existing scientific ideas and thinking, giving them a clear understanding of basic scientific phenomena. Scientific skills such as measuring, observing, recording, questioning and explaining are developed through a range of practical tasks related, whenever possible, to the everyday world.