Science

 

Science Policy 2013

It is our intention to help children develop skills and knowledge that will equip them with the skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in our ever-changing scientific world. We aim to build on children’s enthusiasm and natural sense of wonder about the world through practical skills.

This quote underpins the ever evolving nature of Science and the teaching of Science within our school. Science is a core subject alongside English and Mathematics. Each child takes part in 2 hours of science each week which develops their scientific enquiry skills and also their knowledge and understanding of a range of science topics through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. These are experienced through practical enquiry, development of scientific vocabulary and fun activities. The children are given many opportunities to apply their skills through their science lessons. Regular assessment informs both child and teacher and then empowers the children to become independent, inquisitive scientists.

Pupils are also encouraged to combine interest and curiosity with a responsible attitude towards health and safety, as well as respect for living things and the physical environment.

The school has a number of habitats to act as a resource for some aspects of science teaching.  These include an environmental area with a pond, vegetable boxes, flower beds and wild flower areas.

 

Using our sense of smell and predicting skills

Using our sense of smell and predicting skills

Investigating different filters

Investigating different filters

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