Dundee Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 4BS
“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts but to discover new ways of thinking about them." William Bragg
Our high-quality science curriculum at Etruscan Primary aims to enable our children to become curious thinkers who are engaged in the world around them. All pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. We are determined to provide a stimulating science curriculum that enables children to understand, explore and question the world around them and to find out why things happen in the way they do.
In EYFS, science is an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. Understanding the World ensures children develop early scientific ideas and processes through hands on activities, practical exploration and outdoor experiences. In Key Stage 3, children will develop a deeper understanding of a range of scientific ideas in the subject disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We aim to nurture the natural curiosity of every individual through teaching methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought, scientific knowledge and vocabulary. Through inspiring and relevant lessons, children engage in practical experiences where they develop both the skills required to work as a scientist (disciplinary knowledge) and the scientific knowledge (substantive knowledge) to understand, share ideas and ask scientific questions to answers the many ‘wonders’ they may have.
Characteristics of a Scientist:
Applying Science within other subjects:
Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points.