Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.

Edwin Powell Hubble

Science is a wonderful subject to develop the key skills of curiosity, perseverance, reflecting and thinking. In our school we aim for Science to be as practical and as meaningful to everyday life as we can. Science is taught the topic units (see Topic overview) and each half term there is a Science ‘focus’.

For children who love Science we have a Science club for KS2 pupils and we also take part in Science week where the children get to showcase experiments at the Science fair.
We work in collaboration with other secondary and primary schools to promote STEM and the children take part in a STEM conference and fair  yearly where they can explore these subjects in depth and share their experiences with other children in the borough.

Aims:

  • to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
  • to develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them;
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Working Scientifically

In both KS1 and KS2 pupils will carry out scientific enquiries and be encouraged to work scientifically. They will be given regular opportunities to:

  • observe over time
  • look for patterns in their observations and results
  • identify, classify and group
  • carry out controlled investigations using comparisons and fair testing methodology
  • research using secondary sources
  • present their findings clearly, precisely and coherently, using scientific vocabulary.

We hold an annual Science Week, incorporating fun and unusual experiments. During Science Week and throughout the year, children enjoy special visits from experts in different aspects of Science. As well as this, children’s Science work is supported and enriched through educational visits to local places and museums. For those children who would like to enjoy additional Science, a Science Club and Gifted and Talented workshops are available throughout the year.

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