Exploring the world

At Corvedale we want to build the foundations for our children's future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) studies. Across all the disciplines children will have the opportunity to apply their Mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding.

Science provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all children should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for Science

Computing equips children to understand and change the world through logical thinking and creativity, including by making links with mathematics, science, and design and technology. Children are taught the principles of information and computation, and how digital systems work. Computing equips children to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of media. It also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for Computing

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for DT