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Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Science

We teach science in a way that is imaginative, purposeful and enjoyable for all groups of pupils. Our children develop scientific skills and positive attitudes by developing a fuller understanding of the world we live in. Where possible we try to ensure that learning is a first-hand practical activity where questioning is encouraged and investigation promoted.

Activities and experiences in science can be given either through a purely science-based topic or through a wider topic approach, where science is integrated with other subject areas whilst studying a particular theme. Systematic inquiry, analysis of problems, formation of ideas, their testing and modification are encouraged through whole class, group or individual investigations and project work, designed to arouse the children's natural curiosity. Each class has a scientific 'Big Question' each half term, more details of which can be found on each class' page.

To enable the acquisition of a systematic, scientific approach to learning, developing useful knowledge, skills and attitudes about the world in which we live, science experience is presented to the children in a practical, relevant context. Our aim can be fulfilled and our objectives reached through carefully and progressively developing the children’s skills and understanding and by fostering positive attitudes and a sense of curiosity about the world around us whilst working towards a core knowledge base.