Through teaching science we aim to provide our pupils with the foundations to understand the world around them. At Priory Woods, science is about enabling our pupils to experience and observe phenomena in the natural and humanly-constructed world. They should be encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice and observe and should be helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of enquiry to answer their own questions. Exploration is a vital part of pupil learning and the teaching and learning of science should be done through the use of first-hand practical experiences whenever possible.
In the EYFS and Lower School science is not taught as a specific subject but is a key part of the Knowledge and Understanding of the World area of the curriculum. It is also integral to many areas of daily exploration, learning and play.
Alongside specific scientific knowledge and vocabulary pupils will develop the concept of ‘working scientifically’ appropriate to their developmental stage.
Here are some photographs of our students engaged in different science activities.
Watching chicks hatch from Living Eggs! As one of our students observed, ‘It’s a miracle in here!’
Having fun doing experiments with water and trying to separate water from other things.
Planting seeds and caring for them as they grow.
Please see the document at the foot of the page for further details.