Welcome to our Science Curriculum page !
At Sheringham Primary School we want children to be able to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. This means that we want to develop enquiring minds in children, who will, as a result, ask questions about the world in which they live and also to make simple predictions about what would happen if…
It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.
We use a variety of teaching and learning approaches in science lessons. We encourage the children to ask, as well as answer, scientific questions. They have the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as statistics, graphs, pictures, and photographs. They use ICT in science lessons to enhance their learning. They take part in discussions and they present reports to the rest of the class. They engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in ‘real’ scientific activities, for example, researching a local environmental problem or carrying out a practical experiment and analysing the results.