There is significant evidence to show that children’s interest in and identity with science is shaped before they leave primary school.
While not all children will follow a career in science or related disciplines, science literacy will influence their lives daily: for example, in managing their health, and understanding issues such as climate change. Science taught in primary schools is therefore of vital importance both to individuals’ and nations’ well-being.
There is also a substantial body of data that shows that the teaching of science supports literacy and numeracy; within the Trust’s activity there are myriad excellent examples of this.
The message is clear: we need good science teaching for all children at primary school level.