At Streatham Wells, we believe that science is all about discovery, wonder and critical thinking. We deliver a high quality curriculum which allows children to do just that. We have a unique partnership with the Ogden Trust, which is a charitable organisation which promotes the love of physics. As part of this, we have access to a wealth of amazing resources from beautiful books, telescopes and much more.
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
Our aims and objectives
We aim to:
- Ensure that all our children acquire a knowledge and understanding of the key scientific concepts and skills as outlined in the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
- Develop our children’s skills of imaginative but disciplined scientific enquiry.
- Provide opportunities to study the practical applications of science and to explore some of the moral dilemmas that scientific discoveries raise.
- Stimulate our children’s interest and curiosity; encourage questioning, thinking about and exploration of the world around us.
- Encourage respect for all living organisms and the physical environment.
- Help children to develop responsible attitudes towards Health and Safety.
- Ensure that our children develop appropriate communicating, reporting and recording skills.
- Foster a sense of awe and wonder in the world around us.
- Provide relevant experiences, which are accessible to all our children regardless of gender, culture, race or ability.
- Encourage children to use scientific and mathematical language including technical vocabulary and conventions, and draw diagrams and charts to communicate scientific ideas.
- To incorporate cross-curricular links between Science and a range of other subjects.