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Science at Woodhouse Primary School

An important goal of science at Woodhouse Primary School is to nurture pupils’ curiosity and instil knowledge and wonder about the natural processes surrounding them. These biological, physical and chemical processes impact all life on earth and science provides a fundamental tool to aid understanding of the ways in which humans have shaped and interact with them and how human technology and culture have advanced, locally, nationally and globally. Through science, children build important, transferable skills to prepare them to be enterprising, analytical and creative adults. Through collaborative investigative tasks, they can learn to interpret data, make deductions and draw valid, evidence-based conclusions. Through learning about key foundational scientific knowledge and concepts in relevant, real-life contexts, they develop on enquiring mind, able to express and justify their views on science-based issues of importance to society. The values that guide scientific endeavour: respect for living things and the environment; respect for evidence and the opinions of others; honesty in collecting and presenting data; an openness to new ideas, are the basis of responsible citizenship. Taken together, this learning through science will help their development as successful learners, confident individuals, thoughtful and responsible citizens and effective contributors.