At Mead, it is our intention to recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life and have a strong understanding of the world around us.
We intend to build a Science curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and build a Science curriculum which enables children to become enquiry based learners.
- The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
- Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
- Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
- High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
- The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
- A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
- To plan enquires, use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials, record data, report findings and present findings in written forms, displays and other presentations.
- To understand plants, animals and humans, living things and evolution.
- To investigate materials.
- To understand movement and forces and Earth’s movement in space.
- To investigate sound, hearing, light and seeing and electrical circuits.
Key concepts are reinforced through hands-on activities, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. The children participate in experience days and workshops to enhance and engage the learning from the classroom.