At New York Primary School, Science forms a key part of our curriculum. Science and technology drive economic growth and a strong education in these topics is essential to meet the demands of the 21st century workplace. Through the teaching of core science topics including living things, materials and space, we link Science learning with the world around us and to careers. This way, children are driven to think about their futures and how they can help to shape their world.
Through practical science lessons, we aspire to a learning environment where pupils are encouraged to take ownership of their learning. Within school, children are engaged and excited by their science learning and this is evident in their workbooks. Our lessons aim to develop enquiring minds and an ability to investigate problems. Children are encouraged to ask questions, problem-solve and record their findings.
At New York, we also understand that improving and enhancing STEM education is a national priority. We aim to promote high achievement in the STEM subjects by providing pupils with engaging tasks that challenge, stimulate and promote curiosity in the subjects, linking their science lessons to other areas of the curriculum.
An education in STEM will provide children with an understanding of the world around us and allow our pupils to feel a sense of pride for their heritage. STEM 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 and processes within the subjects.
Through STEM subjects, we want our learners to be independent and resilient. We provide stimulating learning environments, practical lessons, themed days, PLZ activities, extra-curricular clubs and STEM events.
In September 2021 we were thrilled to be awarded the highest PSQM award, PSQM Outreach, which demonstrates the high quality teaching and learning of science that goes on in New York Primary School.