The children experience science through observing the world around them and through topic work. A wide range of support materials is available. The children are supported in their investigations by their vocabulary, maths skills and links with other subjects.
Our aim is to encourage children’s natural curiosity with regard to their environment and enable them to test their ideas by using scientific methods.
We make our scientific activities very practical. The children are encouraged to think carefully, ask questions, comment upon their methods and explain findings.
The children carry out simple experiments that involve hypothesising, questioning, testing, careful observation and recording. These activities are the basis upon which later science work can be built.
We are experimenting with the STEM approach to teaching and we have a lunchtime STEM Club.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths education. We are beginning to focus on these areas together as much as possible, not only because the skills and knowledge in each subject are essential for children to succeed, but also because these areas are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how children learn most effectively.