Through the teaching and learning of science at The Oaktree School we aim to stimulate the children’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We encourage children to ask questions and explore the world around them, as well as use our school grounds as a learning platform – forest school, learning bus, wildlife garden and sensory garden. We also hold events in school, for example day and night adventure, where children can further their experience and share this with other peers and their family.
Science teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
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