Welcome to Science at Chesswood.
The Great Chesswood Science Fair for British Science Week 2023 was a great success. Each class lead an interactive science stall and science ambassadors helped to run an exciting day of science for children and parents.
As part of our Science week we entered the British Science Week competition and hosted our own school poster competition. Here are just a few of the excellent entries and our winners:
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. All pupils will be taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children will develop as competent scientists, having the confidence to apply their knowledge and skills in wider contexts. Pupils will be: a) encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena (awe and wonder); and, b) be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Our vision is to ignite pupils' curiosity, creating learners who think deeply, encouraging them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We want children to understand how scientists think and work, recognising the impact they have in the world, both historically and through the role science has in the future. We want children to have the confidence to make clear links between their learning and real life – and to understand how their developing knowledge and skills can be used to creatively solve a range of real-life problems. This will give them the tools that they will need to thrive in an ever-changing and uncertain world.