'A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.' (National Curriculum: Science Programmes of Study, 2015)
At Diss Church of England Junior Academy, we create as many opportunities as possible for children to witness and take part in different types of scientific enquiries. By enabling this, we hope to equip the children with a vast range of scientific vocabulary and the ability to complete investigations which include: making predictions; carrying out an experiment; collecting and recording data; analysing results and reflecting on what could be improved if it was to be repeated.
We look forward to British Science Week (which is yet to be announced) in the Spring Term. The theme will be 'Journeys'. More to come on this when dates are released.