Our aim is that children learn through exploration, discovery and observation from EYFS to Year 6.
The National Curriculum requirements for Science are met through themed planning each year and scientific concepts are addressed in practical ‘real-life’ tasks. Through the sponsor links with Queen Mary University, our pupils are able to access enrichment opportunities to develop an interest in the world around them and the importance of science in understanding the world.
By developing their naturally inquisitive nature, pupils will be introduced to the scientific concepts which shape their world in EYFS and Key Stage 1, able to plan and undertake simple investigations and collect evidence to support new knowledge. During Key Stage 2, pupils continue to develop investigation work, consider how to present and explain simple models and theories to one another and begin to consider scientific developments and their impact. Visits and visitors are used to introduce pupils to scientific concepts beyond classroom based activities, in addition to Science Week which is an opportunity to share learning with parents and carers.
All of our pupils are able to participate in Forest school activities in order to engage with the natural world, inform their understanding and develop a respect and appreciation for their environment. Through the development of the new Science area in the outdoor environment, pupils are able to explore and embed their learning through practical activities such as growing vegetables, environmental stations and keeping animals.