“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein
‘Know more, Remember more’
At Fishburn Primary School we provide a science curriculum that ensures children are resilient, independent and confident. Our curriculum provides the knowledge they need to succeed. Our mission is for our children to be inspired by science and build an ambitious science mission for their future. Our aim is to engage and inspire children to nurture an aspiration in a future science career. At Fishburn Primary school science is embedded into our curriculum through vocabulary and provision in preschool through to national curriculum objectives in Year 6. We celebrate what science achieves in the current world and the opportunities this holds for the future generation. In the local area we have the fantastic NET Park who we are currently building up a partnership with to engage students and for them to aspire to future science careers. We are also collaborating with Durham University to nurture future science teachers and encourage an interest in science.
Our curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. All pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science and understand how science has changed our lives. Our curriculum creates an inquiry based, practical style of learning that allows children to develop curiosity, resilience and the independence to be successful in life and to be locally and globally responsible citizens.
The children will engage in practical science activities every half term to ensure they engage in knowledge rich experiences. We use the Primary Science Teaching Trust enquiry approaches and enquiry skills to ensure the children are learning and understanding all aspects of investigations.
We aim to provide:
- Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
- Fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment.
- Helping our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas.
- Helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world.
- Developing our children’s understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science.
- Researching and understanding historical, current and diverse scientists.
- Encouraging the development of positive attitudes to science.
- Building on our children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems.
- Encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and responsibility.
- Building our children’s self-confidence to enable them to work independently.
- Developing our children’s social skills to work cooperatively with others.
- Providing our children with an enjoyable experience of science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and may be motivated to study science further.
- Giving our children an understanding of scientific processes.
- Helping our children to acquire practical scientific skills.
- Developing the skills of investigation – including observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
- Developing the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
- Developing the use of ICT in investigating and recording.
- Enabling our children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.
At Fishburn Primary School we use PLAN (Planning for Assessment)
We use PLAN planning matrixes for Preschool to Year 6.
Each half term classes will study a scientist to support their topic. Over the year the children will study a range of historical and contemporary scientists including different genders, ages and ethnicities.
Please see medium term planning for allocated scientists.
British Science Week will be celebrated: 13th-17th March 2023
The theme is connected!
Science Lead – Miss. Jones
Science Lead Shadow – Miss. Hopper
Cultural Capital and Science at Fishburn:
Children will learn about all component parts of science during their time with us (STEM, biology, chemistry and physics). Children will learn about key scientific figures such as Marie Curie, Mary Anning and Isaac Newton. Children will take part in visits to science labs as well as have the opportunity to speak with people from the industry. Children will know and understand how science impacts on our every day life and why it is important for us to learn about it in school.