At Uplands, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at our school and beyond in the wider world. The Science curriculum promotes a healthy curiosity in all children about our universe and encourages respect for the living and non-living things. This is in line with our Respect For All school motto and vision. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and promotes positive attitudes to learning. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit at Key Stage 2, as well as the application of scientific skills. We teach a broad and balanced science curriculum that is the entitlement of all Uplands children, regardless of their ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability. We promote the UN convention of the rights of the child and encourage support all our children to understand differences both scientifically and morally .
We ensure that the working scientifically skills are built-up on and developed throughout children’s time at our school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently. Children are encouraged to be independent learners, ask answer questions and all staff promote positive learning behaviours to move their learning forward.