At Ashby Hill Top Primary School, we are passionate about our children becoming enthusiastic and skilled scientists. We aim to encourage curious learners who ask questions about the world around them, how things work and why things exist. We want children to make connections between areas of knowledge, both from previous Science learning and also cross-curricular links to other subjects.
By approaching Science as a spiral model – recapping and retrieving knowledge; exploring and investigating; and building upon existing knowledge, we will provide a rich and solid foundation on which pupils can confidently progress. By using the local environment and children’s own experiences, their learning is meaningful and memorable.
Our intention is that children play an active role in their investigations and research, challenging given facts and being inspired to ask further, related questions. Their role as young scientists, is not simply to regurgitate facts, rather it is to move outward from a starting point, with skill and confidence, considering what findings mean and how this relates to what they already know.