At Abbey Woods, we aim for children to be inspired by science, to ask questions and to wonder about the world around them. Children are encouraged to design their own investigations and consider predictions and conclusions. There is never an incorrect outcome in a science investigation. You can always learn something!
Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world. It links ideas and knowledge with direct practical experience and can engage learners at many different levels. Scientific method develops and supports inquiry through experimentation and proposition. It develops creativity in thought and analysis in practice.
In studying science, pupils gain understanding about how ideas contribute to scientific change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving the quality of life. They learn to question and discuss issues that may affect their own lives, and the future of the world.