We aim to develop the skills and attitudes of the pupils for them to become scientists such as curiosity, analytical thinking, enquiry, creativity and perseverance so they can make sense of the world around us. Key to this is the children’s ability to communicate their understanding through a range of methods.
A scientist leaving Godolphin will leave with an enquiring mind and a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. Throughout the children’s time at our school, we ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built on and developed so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings. The children will have a deeper understanding of plants, animals, including humans, uses of everyday materials and their properties, seasonal changes, living things and their habitats, rocks, light, forces and magnets, states of matter, sound, electricity, Earth and space, evolution and inheritance. Scientific language will also be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across Key Stages.