Science holds an importance in the development of our children. It helps them to problem solve, figure out how things work, evaluate evidence and discover why science matters.
Over the course of an academic year, children will carry out several investigations which involve different types of enquiry approaches:
These skills progress in complexity as the children get older and they should be able to apply them more independently as they grow in confidence.
In the current climate, we want to promote a level of respect for our universe, environments and the living and non-living. As a Federation, we achieve this by encouraging children to take responsibility for where they learn and play, members of staff deliver assemblies and we invite specialist visitors to impart their knowledge.
At Earlswood, we encourage children to be inquisitive and to increase their natural curiosity throughout their time at the school. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Our teachers demonstrate enthusiasm for science and offer engaging lessons that support the children to lead their own learning and investigate answers to their scientific questions. We are lucky to have access to several environments in which the children can take part in hands-on science lessons, including the woodlands, allotments and pond-areas.