All pupils at Christ Church are taught the essentials of scientific knowledge, methods and processes and the wider uses of science in our society. To develop and nurture inquisitive and enthusiastic scientists we understand that the teaching of science must be interactive and engaging, therefore children participate and learn through exciting first-hand experiences. By building a wealth of vocabulary and knowledge of concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They learn, through practical experience, to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Throughout our learning we make connections between our scientific key concepts: Diversity, Matter, Interactive systems and Measuring, recording and interpreting data. Learning is revisited and built on throughout the academic year, as well as across the different year groups, with experimentation and investigation at the heart of as many lessons as possible. Learning is relatable to the children; lessons have foundations in ‘real life’ where students can use, apply and build upon their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.