We believe that children are naturally curious, trying to make sense of their world in which they live. In our school we believe that science should provide practical and investigational activities which allow children to engage in active learning; enabling them to broaden their experiences and develop their scientific skills whilst retaining their sense of wonder.
Hands on science helps our children to think critically and gain confidence in their own ability to solve problems. Children will predict and then explore questions on a number of topics, they will work collaboratively and cooperatively with their peers to build skills around scientific enquiry.
If you would like to find out more about the practical scientific methods, processes and skills taught for each year group in Key Stages One and Two then please select the appropriate year group below.
National Curriculum Science Year 1
National Curriculum Science Year 2
National Curriculum Science Year 3
National Curriculum Science Year 4
National Curriculum Science Year 5
National Curriculum Science Year 6
Children in the Foundation Stage follow the ‘Early Years Framework’ in which science is explored as part of the seven areas of learning. To find out more about the Early Years then please click here.
Mad Science after-school club
Mad Science takes place every Thursday and Friday from 3.30pm-4.30pm. The children get hands-on with science in the most imaginative and stimulating ways possible.
Each week they will watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in enquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science slime and more!
The children will enjoy educational and fun topics including:
- Tantalizing Taste
- Optical Illusions
- Lights, camera Action!
- Slime time!
- Magnetic Magic
- Rocket Science
- Harnessing Heat