Together we nurture the genius in everyone
Please follow year group learning links to see how science is taught following the National curriculum guidelines. Working scientifically is taught throughout the year developing the children’s skills of
Identifying and classifying
Observing over time
We are all scientists!
- Are curious
- Ask questions
- Make predictions
- Conduct experiments
- Record observations
- Draw conclusions
- Share findings
Teachers and children were asked about our science vision at school- these were the words they came up with.
We ask questions about the world around us-
At our school we value outside learning, we have the benefit of being located next to Richmond Park and the opportunity to celebrate the awe and wonder of nature and the seasons. We are planning to develop an Eco schools committee within the school and we are currently creating a forest school / science area for our outdoor classroom.
We enjoy investigating and discovering
We are building on children’s skills as scientists- encouraging them to develop and explain their own lines of thinking. Science questions have included-
-do the tallest people always have the biggest feet?
-what makes the best toothpaste?
-Are colours really warm or cold? Can we prove this?
-How much water does a seedling need to grow?
Cross curricular learning
Science teaching and learning has an impact not only on a child’s science knowledge, but also their maths and literacy development. Science learning builds on collaboration and team building skills. Investigating questions promotes resourcefulness, questioning, making links, Resilience, noticing and perseverance, reflection and enjoyment of learning.
Building science capital
Building a child’s science capital means that they will be more likely to continue with STEM subjects as they become teenagers / young adults (Science, technology, engineering, maths.) Developing young adults with an interest in and knowledge of STEM subjects has been identified as playing a vital part in developing the jobs of the future. The more positive experiences a child can experience of science, the more potential there is to follow a STEM career. For more information, watch this short clip.
How you can help to build your child’s science capital
Visit the science museum- investigate their free resources online
Woodland trust free resources-
You can also visit BBC terrific scientific https://www.bbc.co.uk/terrificscientific For science activities.