Science is everywhere! Every aspect of our life is filled with science — from a rumbling stomach, to the flat-screen TV on the wall, the clouds in the sky, the trees turning sunlight into the oxygen we need to survive or the smartphone in our pockets.
Through our science curriculum we develop children’s curiosity in how things work, grow their understanding and interest in wanting to learn more about the importance of science and scientists.
We ensure children start with hands-on exploration and discovery.
Our enquiry approach expects and encourages questions to be asked, to develop scientific thinking and for children to work scientifically.
Our curriculum has a high emphasis on the precise use of language and vocabulary to help with accurate conceptual development and articulation of understanding.
We have a comprehensive curriculum covering and extending beyond the National Curriculum. We have developed exciting, contemporary science projects in all year groups allowing children to explore engaging, relevant themes.
Linking with work in geography and RE in particular, our science curriculum seeks to nurture the awe and wonder found in the natural world, a sense of personal responsibility and an understanding of connections at personal, local and global level.
We are proud that :
Our children enter local and national competitions, more often than not with an environmental theme.
Our children care deeply for the environment - they voluntarily litter pick in the school grounds and local community, organise recycling events and raise funds for charities such as Just One Tree, The Rainforest Alliance and Friends of the Earth.
We have a special award : our Da Vinci award for the wider curriculum which is focused upon pupils demonstrating creativity, drive and a creative, critical mind set.
Each year we focus on promoting science- be it via our themed watch us at work sessions, science week or stay and play mornings (in the early years).
We have a greenhouse on site and are planning to develop this even further into a small produce garden this year.