"The important thing is to never stop questioning." - Albert Einstein.
Science has changed the world that we live in and is also vital to our futures. Questioning and deepening our children's understanding of the world around us is key for us encouraging to ask even more questions.
By building their knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science, pupils are encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and the world around them.
Our aims at Park Junior ensure that all pupils:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries that help them 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.
Park Junior School even has its own Principles of Science:
- We enjoy asking questions during our lessons - and after them too.
- We look at real life science and how this fits with our learning.
- We want to show our science off - just look at our Science Walls.
- We consider how we may answer our own questions.
- We look forward to Science!
A big emphasis within our lessons is that of 'Working Scientifically', which encompasses the understanding of nature, processes and methods used within science. These skills include but are not limited to: pattern seeking, identifying, classifying, grouping and comparative and fair testing.
Pupils are encouraged to seek answers through collecting; analysing and presenting data, skills that will then be built upon and developed further in Key Stage 3 and beyond.
At Park, we try and explore Science in a variety of ways: lessons, science day, themed weeks, visitors and trips and use of interactive resources. Our passion for science has led us to be awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) GOLD Award as well as the Bronze Space Education Quality Mark.
We love to use interactive resources within school.
You can check out these sites at home which have some nifty experiments you can try!