Knowledge & Understanding
Science is taught and delivered through the Four Cornerstones of Learning.
Engage – hook children in with a memorable experience. For example, this could be how to use melted chocolate to ‘weld’ together edible items to create a super-yummy chocolate structure or replicate Stonehenge using Bourbon Biscuits and explore how shadows are created as the sun appears to travel across the sky!
Develop – allow children time to gather the skills and knowledge they need to develop a deep understanding of scientific concepts.
Innovate – offer creative experiences that allow children to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding.
Express – provide the space and time for reflecting, evaluating, and celebrating learning. This includes inviting parents into classes with pupils sharing and celebrating their learning with their adults.
Furthermore, because Science is taught practically, with exciting investigations that cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways, the pupils at our school develop a curiosity to find out why things happen in the way they do. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.