Science at Parkfield
“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge” Carl Sagan
At Parkfield Community School, our vision is a science curriculum which enables children to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
We realise that young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning; we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Through a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, children will experience the joy of having wonderful ideas, exploration, and investigation – that is, the joy of finding out. Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary.
We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who will explore the world around them.
Each science term will be accompanied by the study of an influential scientist, from Darwin to Armstrong; we hope that these inspirational individuals will inspire a Parkfield pupil. For those pupils who aspire to an investigative scientific career there are no more words of encouragement than from Claude Levi-Strauss:
“The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, he's one who asks the right questions.”
So the challenge is now for the pupils of Parkfield: can you go out into the world and enquire? Can you ask the right questions?