At The Blue School we follow the new National Curriculum for Science. Science is an essential part of children’s education because it helps them understand the properties and functions of the natural and physical world.
To become a competent scientist children need to be encouraged to develop a natural curiosity and to be able to explore by observation, investigation and problem solving, and then to reflect critically on their findings.
The above aims are achieved by:
It is important that each individual teacher identifies the most appropriate teaching strategy to suit the purpose of a practical learning situation.
There are a number of ways in which teaching may be effective and our school encourages learning through investigation and practical tasks, emphasising first hand experience where possible.
It is however frequently acceptable to use demonstration, research, exploration and teacher-led investigations when circumstances, resources and needs of individual/group allow.
Children are encouraged to use a variety of means for communicating and recording their work.