Welcome to our Science page. Our names are Miss Cotton and Mrs Wilson and we are the Science Coordinators for our school.
Mansfield Primary Academy's vision
At Mansfield Primary Academy we aim to deliver a Scientific Curriculum which enables pupils to confidently and enthusiastically discover the world around them. Our Vision is to provide a Science curriculum that stimulates children’s curiosity through an interactive and practical curriculum incorporating a range of skills from the four key concepts within Science. These are working Scientifically, Physics, Biology and Chemistry. We strive to enable children to develop their scientific knowledge through inspiring and challenging experiences. These opportunities will allow children to explore the world around them and become confident investigators.
Purpose of Study
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.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future