A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Our children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about events and things in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.
Teaching and learning in science reflects our belief that children have a natural sense of awe and wonder in the world around them. We aim to provide the children with a science knowledge base, and encourage them to ask questions, make predictions and then to test.
Science is an exciting and relevant part of our creative curriculum which enables children to learn about, observe and explore the real world around them. The Science teaching in school actively encourages children to work both independently and with others in practical ways, developing secure subject knowledge, investigative skills and scientific vocabulary.
In addition to engaging and motivating scientific teaching, we arrange 'Science Weeks' (including visitors & workshops from people working within a science-based profession) and 'Mad Scientist' days to support the curriculum. Each year, our school is asked to participate in the Royal Society Science Book Prize judging too. Such events help to encourage our children to explore their natural curiosity, make discoveries, and solve real scientific questions.