At Newfield Primary School, we aim for pupils to understand the relevance of science in their everyday lives with links to their personal interests. This is achieved through interactive and fun learning, which encourages the pupils to be curious and aware of the world around them. Our ambition is that pupils leave primary school with deep scientific knowledge and an ability to set up, carry out and evaluate scientific investigations, whilst also creating awe and wonder throughout our science curriculum.
We believe that all pupils should see themselves as Scientists and we promote this by offering a range of enrichment activities and providing relevant role models for pupils to aspire to. The Science National Curriculum covers aspects of health. The school is committed to educating both children and their families about how to develop a healthy, active lifestyle through the Science curriculum, but also in a multi-disciplinary way through PE, PSHE and enrichment activities such as the Daily Mile and Sports Clubs. The National Curriculum for Science covers some aspects of environmental concerns but the school is committed to further engaging pupils in both local and worldwide issues and has a designated Climate Change Leader. Pupils have volunteered to form the Climate Change Council who work with the Climate Change Leader.
At Newfield we believe that providing children with opportunities to develop scientific talk and questioning is essential for pupils to present scientific reasoning, to apply and use a variety of different enquiry strands and to analyse results. Pupils will build secure foundations in science by developing their scientific vocabulary and using it in discussions to deepen their knowledge and understanding but also enable them to identify and correct their misconceptions.
We want pupils to acquire scientific skills and use a variety of enquiry types to enable them to develop their own knowledge of science, participate in investigations and apply their knowledge to other aspects of learning, where opportunities arise.