The Science curriculum in our school aims to help children to develop a sense of inquiry and extend their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Children are involved in activities concerned with living things, materials, forces and energy, the solar system and the influence of science on the environment. A wide variety of teaching methods are used. The school has a tradition of encouraging learning through investigation with emphasis on first-hand experience – ie, wherever possible, we will encourage the children to conduct practical experiments, emphasising the importance of ‘fair testing’.
At Key Stage 1, Science is taught as an integral part of a topic, linked with the other curriculum areas when possible. Throughout Key Stage 2 separate Science themes are explored such as light and sound, materials and ourselves. Activities are planned in such a way as to encourage full and active participation by all children irrespective of gender and ability, and pupils are given support to achieve their full potential.