At Sandy Hill Academy, our vision is to ignite pupils' curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
Through our practical and enjoyable curriculum we aim to inspire and excite our children and foster a thirst for knowledge.
In addition the teaching of science will promote and develop transferable skills such as observation, communication and teamwork and allow mathematical skills to be applied.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual 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 enquiries 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.
At Sandy Hill Academy, we strive to provide all children with essential enquiry skills to enable them to operate as successful scientists. The building blocks to developing these enquiry skills begins in EYFS through play, exploration, creating and engaging.
Progression of enquiry skills
These skills are further built upon and developed through progressive opportunities as the children move up through the school.