Science Curriculum Statement
As science is a vital key to the world’s future prosperity, at Longfield we believe all children should be nurtured to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity of the world and an understanding of scientific phenomena through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
We encourage our children to ask questions, observe carefully and look for patterns and relationships between natural and man-made world around them. They are supported to become progressively independent in finding ways to solve these questions through testing, gathering, presenting and analyzing data, or researching using secondary sources. The children learn to explain their findings, draw sensible conclusion of what has occurred, and predict how things may behave in the future. Increasingly wider and accurate use of scientific language provides them the means to express themselves clearly to others.
As future custodians of the planet, our children develop a love and sense of ownership of their natural world by utilizing many of the school’s outdoor spaces along with excellent visits and workshops to broaden and deepen their subject knowledge.