We believe that through science we understand the world around us and we learn the processes and strategies of investigation and discovery.
At St John’s Highbury Vale Primary School, we want children to develop a fascination and love for science by; exploring materials, physical forces and the natural world. Children develop the skills to hypothesize, predict and draw conclusions through our Science lessons.
Teachers use a wide range of resources from, The Association for Science Education (ASE), to plan exciting lessons, where the experience of learning through investigation is at the heart.
Learning through the process of working scientifically is a highly effective way for children to learn concepts, ask questions, be curious, improve their observation skills and challenge prior learning.
Each resource provided by the ASE contains the relevant National Curriculum statements for the unit of work, prior learning and specific key scientific vocabulary. We believe that in order to meet the expectations required of them in each year group, pupils must firstly understand the key concept, and then be provided with opportunities to apply that knowledge.
Green Schools Project
We are currently working closely with Elena and Henry from the Green Schools Project on some exciting ways in which we can coordinate a whole school project that will make our school a more environmentally friendly place. We feel that working with the Green Schools Project, we can equip our students with great communication, problem solving, leadership and teamwork skills that will encourage them to become advocates in organising environmental campaigns. Watch this space for more information!