“In natural science the principles of truth ought to be confirmed by observation.” ― Carl Linnaeus
At Compass Primary, we believe that a high quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Within out school, we aim to develop pupil’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. We ensure that all pupils are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which allow them to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. They are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids pupil’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.