Science at Elms Farm
Elms Farm Primary School values Science because it makes an increasing contribution to all aspects of everyday life. All children are naturally curious about their environment and Science is a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.
- Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world today and in the future.
- Helping our children acquire a growing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of scientific ideas.
- Helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of the world.
- Building on our children’s natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems.
- Encouraging open-mindedness, self-assessment, perseverance and developing the skills of investigation – including: observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
- Developing the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
- Developing the use of computing in investigating and recording.
- Making links between Science and other subjects.
Remote Learning in Science
We continue to provide our Science curriculum throughout remote teaching.
In response to our community, we know that Science lessons need to be flexible and so we track the teaching that has been provided and ensure that we understand where are pupils are in their learning to formulate our return to school plan.
We are adapting our Science teaching to enable our children to observe Scientifically, learn key facts and become Scientists using items in and around the house.
Have a look at some of our 'Lockdown Learning' in Science below.