At Mawgan-in-Pydar School our learning in Science is investigative - lessons are engaging, and promote active learning. Our aim is to engage children’s curiosity, to encourage them to ask questions, and immerse themselves in challenging problems and investigations, independently identifying ways to investigate using their growing scientific skills. Children are invited to hypothesise, predict, set up experiments and investigations, explore and harness evidence, analyse findings, grapple with the unexpected, draw conclusions and accept that sometimes outcomes are not what they expected. Scientific learning is enriched by visits, visitors and outdoor learning opportunities.
We follow the Cornerstones ‘Love to Investigate’ programme which covers tricky topics in new and unusual ways. Encouraging a reflective mind and ability to be curious and to question the world around them; which will, in turn, enable an understanding of how Science has shaped our lives.
The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific 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.