At GEMS Jumeirah Primary School, we adopt a practical and applied approach towards learning in Science. Children are encouraged to believe they are thought-creators and investigators who explore, question, discover, discuss and explain concepts.
Science is taught as a specialist subject with dedicated Science lessons in class as well as in a bespoke, well-equipped Science Lab. We aim to stimulate a child’s curiosity to gain an understanding of natural phenomena; thus developing children’s scientific knowledge and an understanding of the world around them. Learning opportunities in Science allow children to develop reasoning and thinking skills to problem solve, communicate effectively, work cooperatively and use technology to become 21st Century learners. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
The aims of the National Curriculum for Science are to enable children to:
- ask and answer scientific questions
- make predictions
- develop skills through scientific enquiry and planned investigations
- use appropriate scientific equipment to aid enquiry, including technology
- evaluate evidence
- present their conclusions clearly and accurately
- know and understand the life processes of living things
- know and understand materials and their properties
- know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces
- know about the nature of the solar system, including the earth
- understand current world issues such as Global Warming/Environmental changes, including recycling and how to reduce their carbon footprint