The purpose of the Futura Learning Partnership cross-phase Science curriculum is to help students understand and question the world around them. It gives them the scientific knowledge and skills that they need in order to be successful in their future lives and make a contribution to the wider community. Students are empowered with a strong knowledge base that they can then use to evaluate important issues, analyse evidence and problem solve. They develop the confidence to form their own opinions and articulate themselves effectively. Our engaging and challenging curriculum means that students who have studied Science at a Futura school will continue to enjoy learning about Science and how the world works throughout their lives.
For more information, please see the Futura Science Curriculum
Science at Chestnut Park
Science at Chestnut Park aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them, whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to 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.
Scientists at Chestnut Park know that scientific theories are supported, modified or replaced as they find new evidence. Children understand that the search for evidence in science occurs through an inquiry process that blends their curiosity, imagination and logic. They understand that scientific knowledge is provisional: although reliable and durable, scientific knowledge is subject to change as scientists learn more about phenomena.
Chestnut Park scientists learn about the theories and models that are used to describe the natural and physical world. They use these models or theories to make and test predictions through experimentation and observation and use their results to revise and improve the model.
All children are encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.