'My science teachers always encouraged their classes to 'go out and discover something' because all scientific endeavors depend on observation and experimentation. Through such pursuits, anyone can find something new to science, and if it's truly novel, the entire edifice of science might have to be restructured.'
During science lessons in our school you will see:
children who explain their thinking (e.g. predictions and conclusions) clearly using scientific language. Our children are encouraged to ask scientific questions and to volunteer ways in which these questions may be investigated.
children who work as part of a team to carry out investigations / research.
children who are confident in their knowledge of the various types of scientific investigation. Our children are taught to design their own investigations and experiments.
children who recognise that scientific exploration offers many ethical dilemmas. Teachers will discuss these issues as they arise (e.g. through discussion of current affairs). Our children are encouraged to care for our planet and ecological issues are investigated as part of our science curriculum.
children who are encouraged to solve 'real life' problems. We recognise that science can be employed to solve some of our world's most pressing problems.
children who have a wide knowledge of major scientists from around the world and of their discoveries / theories. They will have a sound knowledge of the natural world, much of which will be acquired through practical work (e.g. caring for plants, working outdoors).
children who show pride in the accuracy of their working methods (e.g. measurements, fair testing procedures, ability to spot trends in data). Our children will be encouraged to take pride in conclusions backed up with scientific evidence.
Our Science Leader is Mr Neil Marwood