From the earliest age, children are naturally curious about their surroundings – observing, measuring, looking at patterns and thinking up new ideas and reasons for what they see. Throughout the school we encourage the children to ask questions and look for answers. We also seek to structure their learning so that they enjoy investigating and gain skills of persistence, originality, responsibility and self-criticism, which are useful in all areas of the curriculum.
Science topics are timetabled across the classes to ensure that all children receive a full coverage of the National Curriculum and that they have a balance of individual learning and practical activities. All children spend time during each term either in Hillyfields or Forty Hall, doing a variety of investigative work and field work. Children in Yr.2 are invited to attend a weekly Science Club. The school has been awarded the Silver Award in Science.