At Royton Hall Primary school, children are encouraged to become ‘super scientists’. They have various opportunities to participate in a large variety of investigations and discussions. They are encouraged to question, observe, predict, record results and create overall conclusions.
Links between science learning in school and the surrounding environment are created in order to provide relevant teaching that children can associate with. They are also exposed to various life skills such as safety when handling certain materials, cooperative learning during investigations and debates with explanations as to childrens’ thinking.
Science provides children with a fantastic opportunity to enhance their learning in a cross-curricular manner. They can report their findings using mathematical skills by collating their findings through a diverse range of graphs and tables. They are also encouraged to compare and contrast these results. Their literacy learning is further enhanced through science, as they are utilising skills from their English lessons when they are reporting on their findings.