Have you ever stopped to wonder what makes things work; what makes lightening flash in a storm; why we perspire when we get hot, or what the universe is made up of? These are the sort of questions that scientists look at everyday, and these are just the same questions that we are asked everyday by young enquiring minds.

Our role as a teacher of science is to encourage and foster these interests and questions by providing opportunities to explore, investigate, observe and question further. It is of the utmost importance that science is not presented as a body of knowledge to be learned. It is only through investigation and experimentation of ideas, that scientific knowledge, understanding and skills become meaningful and relevant.

Aims and Purposes
Our science teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
  • Learn about the ways of thinking and finding out about and communicating ideas.
  • Explore values and attitudes through science.
  • Investigation and testing theories/ideas etc.

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