At Robert Arkenstall we aim to provide a high-quality and engaging Science education which inspires our pupils and encourages interest, enjoyment and enthusiasm in the subject.
We aim to develop the following characteristics in our young Scientists –
- The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
- Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
- Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
- High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
- The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
- A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
Our school Science engages the children through the careful planning of practical, topic based lessons. This encourages the children to ask questions, collect data and give explanations. Our local environment provides stimulating opportunities for the children to be scientists and demonstrate their aquisition of skills in thinking scientifically.