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 children should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
Through building up a body of key knowledge and concepts, our children will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Aims of our Curriculum for Science
The Richmond Hill Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all children:
develop scientific knowledge and understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiry that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Our Learning Foci for Science
- To learn how to work scientifically (across all three areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics).
- To learn about life processes and living things (i.e. Biology).
- To learn about materials and their properties (i.e. Chemistry).
- To learn about physical processes (i.e. Physics).