Science

The aim of our science lessons is to provide pupils with an exciting and enjoyable introduction to the processes of science, to stimulate their curiosity and creative thinking and to develop an understanding of the relevance of science in our lives. 

 

By providing frequent opportunities for practical activity through investigations, outdoor learning, trips and problem-solving challenges, we aim to develop skills in our pupils that will help them in their daily lives, e.g. the ability to analyse and evaluate evidence for informed decision making. 

 

To give meaning to the content of science that is learned in lessons we have a strong focus on making links between science, topical events and other subjects.

 

We are pleased to be recognised as a Royal Society Associate School, which is committed to promoting excellence in science. As such we will be responding to consultations, reviewing teaching resources and participating in events. For example, pupils will be reviewing the books short-listed for the Young People’s Book Prize in Science.

 

Taking time out from inspecting the world in close up through microscopes, making sherbert, 'fizz-pop' rockets, growing plants, looking after stag beetles and making their own cosmetics, our pupils took part in a survey about their science lessons and said:

‘it's fun’

‘You can find out for yourself’

‘You get ideas to do at home and learn more’

‘Seeing the outside world and working with other people helps me learn’ 

‘I enjoyed the Royal Institution workshop and lectures’

‘Because you are involved with it, it helps you understand’

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