Science Coordinator

Mr Nick Wyatt

KS1 Specialist Science Teacher

Miss Kate Ellis

 

Science is about children developing a sense of enquiry and extending their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. They learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.

We use a range of teaching methods within science lessons, with an emphasis on talking, thinking and doing to develop and extend the children’s scientific concepts and enable them to be curious about the world around them. This leads to the children learning to work as scientists; planning and undertaking practical investigations.

In Early Years, activities are planned in relation to the “Understanding the World” area of the Foundation Stage curriculum. Children’s progress and achievements are assessed against the Early Learning Goals at the end of the year. The activities are planned in a cross-curricular way through topic areas which are interesting and enjoyable.

During Key Stage 1 and 2, science is taught through cross-curricular topics, although there are occasions when it may also be necessary to teach some areas discretely.  Activities are planned to cover the relevant key skills and knowledge for each year group, with particular importance placed on children working practically so that they can make discoveries for themselves.  Work is recorded in a variety of ways including the use of drawings, graphs, tables and photographs.

School Science Events

The Big Science Event

 

Useful Science Links