Through scientific activities, we aim to encourage children to be curious about what is happening around them and to develop a positive and practical approach to scientific learning. We also hope to instil a sense of enjoyment. Our children are encouraged to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives and the future of the world.
Pupils also have the opportunity to develop their practical scientific methods, processes and skills through a range of scientific enquire, to answer questions they have generated. They are taught how to recognise and control variables where necessary and can use a range of scientific equipment with accuracy and precision to help them to gather data and results.
Many of our investigations start by the children making a rational prediction and considering things, such as how we will ensure fair or reliable testing throughout. Finally the children will present their findings in a conclusion whether this is in an oral or written form allowing them to evaluate their findings further.
Through work on experimental and investigative science the children are encouraged to be observant, inquisitive and to develop skills of scientific enquiry and experimentation. We enjoy ‘Science Week’ when the whole school gets involved in a range of activities with the support of outside volunteers and parents.