Tackling the new science curriculum
13 September 2013Add to My Folder
With the renewed focus that comes from a new National Curriculum, your primary school may be taking the opportunity to reinvent your approach to science education. Here are the important points that every science lesson should deliver.
Science in the new curriculum
The purpose of study outlined in the Government’s National Curriculum Framework in July 2013 dictates an ambitious goal for science education in England:
“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.”
Students need to leave school with a good foundation of knowledge as well as a sense of excitement and curiosity about how the world works. Science teaching needs to deliver a careful balance of core concepts, scientific process and inspiration.