We aspire to ensure that our teaching of science supports our learners to:
- develop curiosity and understanding of the environment and their place in the living, material and physical world
- demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the big ideas and concepts of the sciences
- develop skills for learning, life and work
- develop the skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques
- develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language, formulae and equations
- apply safety measures and take necessary actions to control risk and hazards
- recognise the impact sciences make on our lives, the lives of others, the environment and on society
- recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of the sciences
- develop an understanding of the Earth’s resources and the need for responsible use of them
- express opinions and make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic and environmental issues based upon sound understanding
- develop as a scientifically-literate citizen with a lifelong interest in the sciences
- establish the foundation for more advanced learning and future careers in the sciences and the technologies.
As part of our work on science, we have gained a bronze award in PSQM (Primary Science Quality Mark). This involved us undertaking staff training, developing programmes to support the delivery of science, refreshing resources and ensuring that our pupils have access to high quality science in school.
Science can be taught either discreetly ( only looking at the Experiences and Outcomes within Science) or in an interdisciplinary way.
More information available here https://education.gov.scot/Documents/sciences-eo.pdf