Why is Science important for all learners in the Olympus Academy Trust? Why does it matter?
Scientific discovery begins with a question and it is always relevant – from climate change to medical discoveries, and learners will always require an understanding of the physical and biological world around them.
The Science curriculum in Olympus provides an exciting, stimulating curriculum, enabling personal enjoyment and success. It recognises that all learners have their own curiosities about the world around them and that our world is rapidly changing. We want learners to fall in love with Science and understand that it is not standalone and abstract – it applies through all walks of life. By encouraging learners to ask questions, evaluate information, manipulate facts and data, and make critical interpretations and enquiries, we will challenge pre-conceptions and build scientific understanding.
Why is Science important for all students in Olympus? Why does it matter?
The ‘thinking skills’ that learners acquire apply across all subjects and in the wider world. By building their questioning ability, they will develop the confidence to challenge ideas and problem solve throughout life, in the same way that scientists have shaped our past and will continue to shape our future. By understanding this, learners can see how they can have their own impact on the world. Learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to make evaluative and informed decisions.
Fundamentally, Science allows children to recognise their role as a global citizens in an ever changing world, enabling them to distinguish between what is, and is not, real and encourage them to become critical thinkers.