Children are born with a natural curiosity in themselves and the world around them. In school we have an important part to play in helping children to understand the world they live in and in preparing them for adult life and work.
Through the teaching of science, we build upon their natural curiosity by exposing them to a range of opportunities to explore, investigate and find out their own answers. The school aims to give children the opportunity for systematic inquiry to ask questions and use focused explanation and investigation.
The children's enthusiasm for science is developed through our emphasis upon practical experiences within the classroom and in the outdoors environment.
A great deal of science is incorporated in the whole school topics. In developing the scheme in this way the children are given opportunities to acquire scientific skills which are essential for further work. These include: observing, questioning, hypothesising, predicting and testing.
Through the study of science we aim to foster the following attitudes:
Mrs Roberts & Mrs Bonaparte
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