Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do.

We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in science lessons. Our principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills, and understanding, as well as a sense of enjoyment in science. Sometimes we do this through whole-class and small group teaching, while at other times we engage the children in an enquiry-based research activity. We encourage the children to ask, as well as answer, scientific questions. They have the opportunity to use a variety of data, such as statistics, graphs, pictures, and photographs. They use ICT in science lessons where it enhances their learning. They take part in role-play and discussions and they present reports to the rest of the class. They engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in practical activities as these increase enthusiasm and motivation and provide first-hand experience. Opportunities for developing the range of intelligences are presented to the children and staff teach to visual, auditory and kinaesthetic learning styles.

In most cases we combine the scientific study with work in other subject areas as part of the Inspire Curriculum; at other times the children may study science as a discrete subject. The curriculum is also enhanced by visits and fieldwork where possible.

If you would like to further develop your child’s understanding in Science, click on the links below: › Key Stage 2 › Key Stage 1