The Science curriculum is exciting, practical and very relevant to life, which enthuses the children. It begins in the Nursery and Reception where it is introduced as part of Knowledge and Understanding of the World. As the children progress through Key Stage 1, and beyond, topics are expanded so that later knowledge builds upon earlier investigations.
Throughout the School the focus is on children conducting experiments for themselves, making observations and drawing their own conclusions which they present in a variety of ways. All pupil's are encouraged to take pride in their achievements.
In Years 4 - 6 pupils are taught by a science specialist in the fully equipped laboratory and the experiences gained here enable them to use with confidence equipment usually encountered in the first year of Secondary education.
The School grounds, including an environmental area with a copse and ponds, are used to give pupil's experience of fieldwork and an appreciation of the natural world.
External visits to lively locations such as Kew Gardens, The Science Museum and The Natural History Museum help to widen the range of experiences for pupils.
Scientists visit the school to give talks to pupils as well as leading activities for class groups.
A highlight of the school year is Science and Engineering Week with a wide variety of activities taking place including paper air-plane competitions, an exhibition of electricity and Magnetism projects and lively demonstrations by Year 6 pupils for the enjoyment of all.
ICT equipment is used for data logging investigations, research projects and microscopic work.