At Parsloes Primary School we believe that a high-quality science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world.
Science encompasses the acquisition of new knowledge, concepts and skills; encouraging pupils to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural wonders that occur on our planet. During active and engaging lessons, pupils will learn and discuss scientific theories and processes, which will enable them to answer scientific questions about the world. They will develop scientific enquiry skills and use scientific language to explain concepts confidently.
At Parsloes Primary School, Science is taught as part of a blocked curriculum, which ensures that children are given every opportunity to reach an in-depth level of understanding for each topic they are taught. Throughout their time at Parsloes, children develop a wide range of knowledge and skills through exciting, active experiences that have been carefully planned to build on their understanding from one year to the next. Every topic is planned to ensure that children learn a range of scientific concepts, whilst further developing their scientific skills and ability to think scientifically.
By ensuring cross-curricular links to a variety of subjects including art, maths and English, children learn to apply new skills and ways of thinking to their everyday lives. Our science curriculum is enriched by a variety of different sources from outside of school, this year including the Zoological Society London and the National Space Centre. We have a variety of scientific equipment that children learn to use to effectively support their skills and understanding.