Science is taught either embedded within a wider curriculum theme or discreetly in Years 1- 6, and within the area of learning called “Understanding the World” in the EYFS
Children build up a body of knowledge and conceptual understanding across Biology, Chemistry and Physics based topics every year. We are concentrating on ensuring children that know and understand each block of knowledge in order that they are able to progress to the next stage in their learning.
Experimentation and the application of scientific thinking is taught and developed systematically.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme open to all which is focused on learning in and about wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. Four Challenges are at the heart of each John Muir Award; discover - explore - conserve - share. Each week children from year 3 upwards spend part of their learning time outdoors learning about and from the environment and working towards mastery in each challenge. We use our own extensive grounds and the Fryent Country Park as our outdoor classrooms. For our planning please see the page on our website
Children have the opportunity in various year groups to take part in our gardening curriculum, learning skills and gaining knowledge in horticulture, biology, and geography in addition to team work, communication, speaking and listening. We have extensive vegetable plots which are the focus also for scientific learning.