“Science is valuable because it meshes with all our lives and allows us to channel and use our lives and allows us to channel and use our spontaneous curiosity”. Professor Susan Greenfield, Director, Royal Institution.
We believe that the study of science enables us to make sense of everyday occurrences. Here at Putnoe Primary, we believe it is necessary for science to be relevant to the children’s experiences and that it should primarily be approached from a practical, problem – solving standpoint. Children will be encouraged to question the world around them, carry out investigations, work cooperatively, problem solve and develop their core science skills.
Children will have regular use of our purpose-built Science Lab and our Outdoor Environmental area where they can develop their interest and curiosity in the world around them. Through working scientifically, children will be encouraged to develop their enquiring mind. This will involve the following:
- Observations over time
- Identifying and classifying
- Fair Testing
- Pattern Seeking
Through Pupil Voice, we encourage our children to be a Science Ambassador; this gives them the opportunity to voice their views to ensure our science is child centred. We will meet regularly to share the latest science news, talk about science taking place within the school and how we can inspire others.