Science at Roundhill
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity; by teaching the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science, we can prepare our children for life in an ever-changing world. Through building up a body of key scientific knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain events, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our intent is to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through all areas of science
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through scientific enquiries that help them to answer questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Science at Roundhill is taught almost entirely within our enquiry curriculum framework. We follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for science, ensuring all pupils develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through practical and theoretical learning, experimentation and reflection. Science is hands-on where possible: pupils are given the opportunities to be scientists in the real world through use of our school grounds and practical experimentation, and supported to make links with other subjects. Having a forest area and pond on site is an invaluable resource available to all year groups, ensuring they have a real setting in which to base their investigations. Through our Science curriculum, we allow children to learn about significant scientists who have contributed to our understanding of our world.