Science at Thriplow

 

Science at Thriplow

 

     Science and technology have a significant impact in many aspects of our daily lives. We want to encourage our children to recognise and explore that impact. We want them to understand that although our study of Science is often based on theories and discoveries that are ‘old’ and well established it is also a subject that is rich in new discoveries and theories. Through our science lessons we want to encourage the children to make links, to explore and learn from the Science of the past and use it to investigate the present and to develop for the future.

Our science lessons are planned to be delivered in practical and exciting ways with links to other areas of the curriculum. We consider scientific skills such as questioning, predicting and planning to be vitally important and therefore aim to develop these abilities alongside the subject knowledge.  

Our science curriculum is planned to allow a progression in the children’s learning as they move up through the school. In Key Stage 1 and 2 Science is normally taught in weekly sessions but it is timetabled flexibly to allow for longer sessions if they are required to complete an investigation. In Reception an even more flexible approach is used so science learning is fully linked with other topics.

 The enthusiasm for science at Thriplow can be seen in lessons, through talking to the children about what they are learning and in the eye-catching displays around the school. However, it is at its most obvious during Science Week when the entries for the yearly science competition take over the hall. Recently the children were asked to explore ‘Plastic’ and its impact on our environment. We received a hugely enthusiastic response and the children’s exhibits, which were displayed around the school, were very though- provoking. We are looking forward to our next Science Competition coming up in the Spring Term.