As one of the core subjects, science is a key area of the curriculum in our school. Across the school the learning involves the children in hands on investigations and practical tasks as well as learning about the required knowledge for a good understanding of all areas in science. We aim to develop an inquiring mind and for the children to enjoy and be excited about the things that they discover; and the learning is not limited to within the classroom!
We try to use our school grounds as much as possible with our environmental area, large playing field and in the EYFS and class one the children have their own outside learning areas. Throughout the year classes have trips to enhance the learning; planned tasks at Ferry Meadows, museums and zoo visits help to show the significance of science in everyday life.
Along with careful planning to ensure the full coverage of the science curriculum, our children achieve a good knowledge of the science areas and are taught important vocabulary and enquiry skills as they investigate, explore possibilities and talk about their findings and conclusions.
Each term we will share with you a short summary of the science learning that has been going on in different year groups in our school.
The attachment below shows a short description from Mrs Hines of some of the exciting science opportunities given to the Reception class when they have been following the planned Knowledge and Understanding of the World area of their learning. As you will see they have been extremely busy!
More information about the specific area of science for each year group can be found on each of the class pages.