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.