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Principles of teaching science

Foster curiosity

Children’s enthusiasm and curiosity for science is promoted at every opportunity

Prioritise practical

Pupil led practical ‘hands on’ science learning is carefully planned for and maximised, giving a real life context where possible 

Have fun

Science should be engaging and fun

Promote talk and deeper thinking

Weekly ‘Bright Ideas Time’ is used as an effective tool to promote questioning and generation of ideas

Get outside

The outside area and locality are utilised to provide regular outdoor learning experiences

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be scientific

Correct (age-appropriate) scientific vocabulary is confidently used and modelled by staff

Children learn about modern day and historical famous scientists

Inspire

Pupils get to meet real scientists and engineers to see how STEM subjects are used in the work place with the aim of inspiring the next generation and raising aspirations for future STEM careers

An exciting range of curriculum enhancement activities is provided