The aim of science teaching at Alderbrook Primary school is to inspire and feed children’s natural curiosity about the world around them and all its phenomena. For this reason, we follow an enquiry-based approach to science, enabling children to engage in practical investigations as much as possible. This approach encourages the children to make relevant links to real-life contexts and other subjects across the curriculum.
Science lessons at Alderbrook encourage the children to constantly ask questions, thus further developing their analytical thinking skills and channelling their natural curiosity. All science teaching follows the new National Curriculum and covers the three scientific areas: biology, chemistry and physics. During each lesson, children are encouraged to think scientifically by planning fair tests, making predictions, observing, measuring, recording results or forming a conclusion.
In addition, we also hold an annual Science Week where science is celebrated throughout the school and involves a variety of activities and challenges. This year, it took place during British Science Week in March. Each year group carried out different investigations centered around the theme of changes, creating a display to showcase their work.