In our school, science is taught through hands-on, explorative experiences whenever possible. We encourage the children to ask questions and investigate their ideas by using real-life examples and anticipating the outcomes. Lessons are designed to stimulate children’s ability to think through a problem and use materials and information to answer questions about the world they live in.
We follow the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority Schemes of work for science, but we adapt this to personalise lessons for the needs and abilities of children in our classes. Using a range of resources from a variety of sources children are able to explore scientific concepts such as the plant and animal kingdom, materials and their properties and forces and motion, using scientific inquiry to make learning as relevant to the real world as possible.