Our fundamental intent in Science is that through its teaching, it will stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. Science teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national, and global level.
Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in real scientific activities, for example, investigating a local environmental problem, or carrying out a practical experiment and analysing the results.
Year 4 helped Mr. Stockdale harvest some peas from the garden, then decided to germinate some in a glass jar with damp paper. How amazing to see the root and shoot growing so clearly.
What would happen if the jar was placed in a dark cupboard?
We are very grateful for the support given by Mrs Whitelaw from Cardinal Heenan to our primary science curriculum; she is a regular visitor to Science lessons in our school.
Here, after talking about how water behaves as a solid, a liquid and a gas, two brave volunteers speeded up the melting of ice with a spirit burner.
We demonstrated how particles in solids, liquids and gases are arranged and how they differ in energy and movement.
As you can see, we have some great scientists in school.
Here are some comments about learning in Science.
"I like Science because you get to find stuff out." (Jacob)
"I knew I would do lots of Science at this school." (Anna)
"I like Science because you get to do experiments." (Connor)
" I like learning lots of stuff and helping the world." (Jaxon)
" I like doing experiments." (Annie)
"I love everything about Science." (Mikhail)