At Starks Field, we believe that science stimulates and excite pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. Through science, pupils understand how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving the quality of life.
The school places a high priority on the development of pupils’ skills of working scientifically. Science lessons are taught weekly. In lessons, the skills for working scientifically are taught alongside the scientific content outlined in the science programmes of study. Wherever possible, we make use of the outside environment. At Starks Field, we have our very own pond area where children can learn about habitats, plants, seasons and animals through hands-on experiences.
Early investigative skills are developed in the Foundation Stage where Knowledge and Understanding of the World is one of the areas of learning. Children are encouraged to develop their curiosity and questioning skills through hands-on investigation and exploration. Reception also have their own planting area where they grow plants and learn how to care for them.
Year 6 learning how lungs work as part of their understanding about how the human body works.