We believe that Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena, allowing children to be curious and to discover. We encourage children to ask ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ and develop a lively interest in the subject.
In Early Years, our naturally inquisitive students will learn through indoor and outdoor provision, as well as time in Forest Schools. They will make observations, read stories, ask questions and experiment, talking about things that they have found.
In Key Stage One, children will build on their knowledge, learning about plants, animals, materials, habitats and the weather. Science is explored in a hands-on way, making learning memorable and fun for all learners. Children will develop scientific enquiry skills and complete investigations- choosing to use appropriate equipment and comparing variables.
In Key Stage Two, children further their knowledge and skills, exploring chemistry, biology and physics in new and exciting ways. Children are introduced to forces, electricity, light, sound and evolution, discovering how and why things work and become more independent in their investigation. Children design their own enquiry, talk about dependent and independent variables and decide on the optimum ways to display their results.
We strive for science to be practically taught and loved by all children and staff at our school, building children’s awareness of the world and the way things work. The curriculum is progressive and each year, every child is given the opportunity to build on their prior knowledge and have the skills they need to find success. Scientific enquiry skills are taught in every lesson to allow pupils to master each skill then showcase them independently.
Our school works with STEM ambassadors around the UK to introduce our children to real life scientists and give them an understanding of science in careers. We firmly believe that STEM is for everyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity or social-economic background. We celebrate ‘Science Week’ and love to have visitors to talk about Science!