Falkland Primary School



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:

  • Build on pupil’s enthusiasm and natural sense of wonder about the world.
  • Encourage and enable pupils to be creative in their approach to science, and to gain enjoyment from their scientific work.
  • Develop the skills of observation, prediction, investigation, interpretation, communication, questioning and hypothesizing, and use of precise measurement skills and ICT.
  • Teach scientific enquiry through contexts taken from real life situations and experiences.
  • Enable pupils to appreciate that we do not always know the answers and results when carrying out scientific enquiry.
  • Enable pupils to explore science in forms which are relevant and meaningful to them and develop their skills of co-operation through working with others.
  • Encourage pupils to collect relevant evidence, to question outcomes and to persevere.
  • Stress the need for personal and group safety by the correct usage and storage of resources.

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.

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