Aiming High Learning for Life

Science

Science is a core aspect of the curriculum. We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attributes to prepare them for life in the 21st century. We, at Putnoe Primary School, believe that the teaching of science develops an interest and curiosity in children about the world in which they live and fosters a respect for the environment. Through working scientifically, children are encouraged to develop an enquiring mind; this involves participating in:

  • investigations
  • observations
  • questioning
  • making predictions

We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our science lessons. Wherever possible, opportunities will be provided to develop skills and gain understanding of scientific concepts through first-hand experience in a climate that encourages curiosity, perseverance, reflection and co-operation. Children get the opportunity to work in our Science Laboratory as well as our Environmental Area: they work together as a class and in groups to develop their skills of co-operation.

Through Pupil Voice, we encourage our children to be a Science Technician; this gives them the opportunity to voice their views to ensure our science is child centred.