At Gwladys Street Primary School, we aim to prepare children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. In order to develop scientific thinking, we build on children's natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. We believe a practical, inspiring and challenging science curriculum is the entitlement of all our children.
Through the teaching of science at Gwladys Street, we aim 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 scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
Develop the necessary skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Science curriculum units are divided into projects which offer many opportunities for working scientifically including practical experiments and creative investigations. The projects also offer opportunities for English and mathematics work as specified in the new National Curriculum for science.
As part of our links with the local high schools including Alsop High School and Notre Dame Catholic High School, children in different year groups may also be taught the curriculum using their expertise and equipment.