Science

In their Science work, children develop their scientific knowledge and understanding through studying biology, chemistry and physics. We encourage them to develop an enquiring mind by placing a strong emphasis on practical, experimental and investigative work. Working scientifically is encouraged where questioning, examining and answering questions based on their scientific knowledge and understanding are the essential tools of the young scientist.

We teach most of our scientific work in themes, which enables us to make the work meaningful for the children and allows us to offer greater depth of study. Elements of the programme of study common to both key stages are: materials, all living things, light, sound, plants and animals, including humans.

The school benefits from two environmental areas, which are situated in the school grounds.  These areas contain a pond, many species of trees, shrubs and ground cover plants, to which children have access for observation and recording. In addition there is an outside classroom available for practical lessons.