Science

We take an investigative approach to Science, encouraging the boys to observe and ask questions, such as ‘how….?’ ‘why…..?’ and ‘what will happen if…..?’

They are then asked to suggest ideas and make predictions which can be tested. In this way they develop core scientific skills leading to an understanding both of the nature of scientific enquiry and the disciplines of scientific method. They learn how to plan and carry out their own investigations from which they can interpret information and draw conclusions. Finally they record their findings in a variety of ways. This practical approach achieves a stimulating and intriguing curriculum in which the boys participate directly in the processes of scientific discovery. Science is taught for three periods a week for boys in Years 3, 4 and 5 and four for Year 6. Pupils have the use of our well-equipped Junior School science laboratory with access to the resources of the specialist departments as necessary. Classes use appropriate, colourful and informative textbooks. We have an annual Science Week where science is celebrated through a number of innovative challenges, competitions and projects, involving all boys.

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