In our school we aim for our children to be inquisitive, independent learners and thinkers through investigating the world around them.
Pupils are taught a broad and balanced science curriculum to ensure that they:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Develop an understanding of 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 skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Our science curriculum intends to capture the natural curiosity of children and develop enquiring minds. At Twyford we believe that science should not be taught as a collection of isolated facts but that knowledge is underpinned by enquiry and working scientifically. We aim to create opportunities to link practical experience with concepts, intending to engage learners at all levels.
Pupils are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. By the time each pupil leaves at the end of their primary schooling it is our hope that they are able to work scientifically so that they are able to apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently, whilst continuing to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings. Pupils will learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives and the wider world.