Born To Be Inquisitive
Children are naturally inquisitive, and I believe that through science they can build on, challenge and foster their curiosity. My many years of teaching has shown me that there is no better way of doing this than with a" hands on approach."
It is vital that science is exciting, that it ignites interest and curiosity. In order to instil a passion for science we must nurture this curiosity through observing, predicting, measuring, inferring, questioning and classifying. Children need to feel that science is fun!
science schemes of work and policy
examples of children's work from ks1 and ks2
- Bird watching for Years 1 and 2
- Fun experiments for Years 2 and 3
- The Human Body (linked to First Aid) for Year 5
- STEM project involving cardboard and K'Nex engineering
- 360 - Good Food Matters allotment - planting, harvesting, cooking and eating food
- R - Morden Hall Park - Minibeasts project
- 1 - Pizza Express - C/C healthy diet
- 2 - Godstone Farm - supporting work on habitats
- 3 - Planetarium - extend their learning on space through visual and specialists' knowledge
- 4 - Kew Gardens - enhancing work on plants
- 4 - Horniman Museum - extending work on classification
- 4, 5 - Annual visits to Trinity High School to experience working in a well equipped science lab.
- 5 - Down House - extend their learning on adaptation, evolution and classification
- 6 - Planetarium - extend their learning on space through visuals and specialists' knowledge