Children tend to have natural curiosity about Science and the world around them. Many children are keen natural observers of their surroundings and are eager to discover more about how things work, why certain animals behave in a particular way or how something was made. The teaching of science in primary schools is vital if we are going to produce the innovators and inventors of the future.
We encourage the children to pursue answers to their own questions and to use different types of scientific enquiry to reach conclusions, including observing changes over time, spotting patterns, grouping and classifying, comparative and fair testing and using secondary sources of information. ‘Hands on’ experience is vital if children are to have a greater understanding of the scientific world in which they live. The school has built up many resources and developed the school environment to make this possible. We encourage the children to learn about growing plants in the school garden, study living things around our school pond and in Forest School and further their understanding through trips and visitors as well as other enrichment activities.