Why do we teach Science at Mersea School?
At Mersea Island School, we want our children to receive a high-quality science education so that all pupils are fluent in the fundamentals of science, have the ability to work scientifically and can apply their knowledge, skills and understanding to investigate and observe in a range of meaningful contexts.
Our curriculum for science is carefully sequenced to build knowledge, skills, vocabulary and experiences which build on prior learning and enable pupils to make connections between ideas/their learning and the world around them through purposeful memorable experiences.
We also want pupils to have an appreciation of how important science is in our lives and aim to nurture a sense of fun and curiosity about the subject. We want the children to see science as being relevant to their world and applicable to everyday life as well as being something that they continue to develop through their school life and ultimately to the world of employment/and beyond. To that end, we aim to provide a high-quality, interrelated and creative experience which is one that develops the children’s ability to question and think scientifically and one which allows them to apply the skills they have developed in a variety of ways.
We recognise our school has a very unique setting and use the local environment as a rich learning resource. We are also mindful that our pupils need to be aware of the cultural diversity which exists beyond the island and actively seek opportunities to deepen our pupils’ awareness, understanding and tolerance of the multicultural world in which we live.