At Hanbury First School, we strive for our children to develop an enquiring mind. Following the National Curriculum for Science we aim to provide a learning platform that allows children’s natural curiosities to prosper and thrive. We teach methods of enquiry and investigation which encourage creative thought. Our children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.
Where ever possible, science lessons at Hanbury are practical and hands on. This allows our children to explore why things happen the way they do and to draw conclusions from their findings.
Our children are encouraged to either decide upon a question to investigate or the equipment and method to use to answer a particular question. Through discussion and questioning we scaffold the children’s pre thoughts. This is to help them to make predictions and to take ownership of how the investigation should be carried out fairly. By sharing their findings and comparing results with others our children have become more confident in using scientific vocabulary and in justifying their results.
We aim to provide a curriculum, inside and out the classroom, which engages and excites pupils and helps them to foster a long life love of all things scientific!