Science

North Road Academy wishes to ensure that Science is taught in the context of understanding the creation of Allah. Learners are to also be provided with knowledge about Muslim scientists and inventors in order to acknowledge their rich heritage.

We understand that Science is a subject that stimulates and excites learners’ interest about phenomena and events in the world around them. Science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought. Through science, learners understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving the quality of life. Learners recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its worldwide development. They learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world.

At Key Stage 1 learners observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical phenomena. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They begin to evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables with the help of ICT if it is appropriate.