At Lanesfield, we aim to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically, gain understanding of scientific processes and the use of and implications of Science, today and for the future. We want our pupils to develop a love of learning that promotes enjoyment, challenge, creativity and purpose! Most importantly, we want every child to be instilled with the belief that anything is possible!
At Lanesfield, we understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus; therefore, scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic and developed throughout their time at school. This means, 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. Another key aspect of our Science curriculum at Lanesfield is the implementation of the Cornerstone’s approach to learning (Thinking Actively in Social Context) because we believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts and skills through communication. This model allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory and develop their independence skills.