Starting in EYFS, Science at Athelstan will stimulate and inspire children’s natural curiosity about the ever-changing world around them. Staff will teach children a curriculum that prepares them for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world by encouraging them to question and explore. Our science curriculum works on a spiral basis, building up knowledge of concepts over time. Children will use various science enquiry types as they are encouraged to make links, find explanations and develop their skills to ask relevant scientific questions, guided by their own interests. We will support them to make independent choices about how to explore cause and effect and to work scientifically, giving them a range of resources to use. We will encourage children to behave like scientists where they will understand the application and influence of science to their past, present and future.
Athelstan school is proud to have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark ,this is the highest Primary Science Quality Mark achievable for its curriculum, provision and teaching of science.
The Primary Science Quality Mark ™ has the following aims:
You have already been busy photographing yourselves with science around you! Take a look at these photographs of Finlay enjoying science while on holiday and William and Isobel discovering science at home with a magnetic induction hob. We look forward to seeing more of your selfies!
Here are some useful websites for introducing science activities and discussion at home. Remember to take a photograph of any activities you complete and to upload them to Evidence Me. We love to see and hear about the science that the children complete at home.