At Homefields we have adopted the "Chris Quigley" curriculum, based on the principal that children will develop a DEPTH of Learning. The curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced, ensuring that all pupils develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in life.
Therefore, the essential characteristics that we follow are:
• The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
• Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
• Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
• High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
• The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
• A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.
At Homefields Primary School, we believe that teaching and learning in science should stimulate and excite children’s natural curiosity about the world around them. It is where children learn the vital life skills of enquiry, investigation, problem solving and reasoning. Science at Homefields is part of an imaginative, creative, engaging curriculum that fosters children's interest and enthusiasm.