At Gonville Academy, our science curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity about the world around them and provides opportunities for enquiry based lessons. It gives our children access to the knowledge which has enabled discoveries and helped develop science which has changed the way we live, think about and understand the world around us.
Curiosity begins in the early years and develops throughout the key stages. Children explore scientific theories in physics, chemistry and biology using various scientific skills: comparative and fair testing, identifying and classifying, observing changes over time, pattern seeking and research using a range of sources. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring in the world around them and make predictions. To support this, children work collaboratively to develop their ability to articulate scientific concepts and use specialist vocabulary.