“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science”
Edwin Powell Hubble.
At Warden House, we believe that a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We recognise that science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Science at Warden House is about giving children the tools to develop their ideas and ways of working that enable them to understand the world through investigation with independence, resilience and enjoyment. It is important that children are given the opportunity to explore and understand the world in which they live.
We believe that a broad and balanced Science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic, origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.
The aims of the science curriculum at Warden House are:
To provide a curriculum to meet the needs of all pupils.
To develop their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding.
To develop the pupils’ ability to think and act scientifically.
To develop pupils’ understanding of nature, processes and methods of science.
To contribute to the development of the pupils’ key skills in literacy, numeracy and in the use of information and communication technology
See below for our science curriculum and the units taught within each year group. The units are changing on a cycle over the next two years to bring cohort coverage back in-line with the National Curriculum for science.