Children have a natural curiosity about the world in which they live and enjoy conducting experiments. In Science, pupils are encouraged to explore, observe, design ‘fair tests’, hypothesize, predict and carry out investigations, record and interpret their findings and draw conclusions.
Throughout Key Stage 1 children learn about life processes and living things, seasonal changes materials and their properties. They are able to use and develop their skills of scientific enquiry to enable them to broaden their own understanding and answer challenging questions. Science projects are sometimes linked to our creative curriculum.
The principal focus of science teaching in Key Stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. The programme of study requires pupils to be taught to work scientifically as they learn about plants, animals and humans, rocks. light, forces and magnets, states of matter, sound and electricity.
Pupils have developed the wildlife area at the side of the school field. We have established a pond and parents built a bridge and pond dipping platform.
There is also an outside classroom which is used as a quiet area.
Every year during the spring term the Year 1 children incubate eggs and them watch them hatch in their classroom.
Our Year 6 pupils did an investigation into what the best conditions are for growing mould. See the results below!