We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will help prepare them for the rigors of life in the 21st century. At Falkland Primary School we believe that science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes to learning that are so crucial to success in adult life.
Through our science teaching and learning we foster a healthy curiosity in children about their universe and promote respect for the living and non-living. We promote communication in a specific and precise language involving mathematical and logical thinking. We allow children to develop ways of finding out for themselves and give them practice in problem solving. We want science to allow children to develop a questioning attitude and original ideas.
Through the framework of the National Curriculum, science at Falkland Primary aims to:
We recognise the importance of real life, practical experience in embedding pupil’s enthusiasm for scientific enquiry and knowledge. We therefore place considerable importance on science enrichment activities. Such activities include trips, external agency visits, clubs and making use of our local environment.