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At Welbourne we aim to show the wonders of the real world through science. The children are shown how to view every aspect of life, inventions and discoveries through activity, discussion and investigations.
At Welbourne we aim to show the wonders of the real world through science. The children are shown how to view every aspect of life, inventions and discoveries through activity, discussion and investigations.

In the early years, children experience science through exploration in ‘Understanding of the World’ during their indoor and outdoor activities. They can discover, observe and ask questions about their physical world and learn about their environment.

In KS1 And KS2, we encourage children to continue to be curious about the world. Through carefully planned activities, children learn and develop their enquiry skills and acquire knowledge in the three areas of science: biology, chemistry and physics. These areas are covered through integrated topic work and standalone units supported with the Collins Snap Science scheme. The learning objectives for each year group can be found here: Welbourne Science Map 2016-2017

The full science curriculum can be found on the National Curriculum website by clicking here.

Our science learning is further enhanced with outdoor learning which allows children to experience real life examples. We enrich their learning of science using various types of technology: data-loggers, tablets and digital cameras. STEM (Science. Technology, Engineering and Maths) is also an important learning tool at Welbourne. In the STEM challenges, children are given practical tasks or problems to solve in groups. These STEM activities allow children to learn to develop a wide range of life-long skills such as: communication, critical thinking, science literacy, teamwork, problem solving and effective leadership; skills that are essential to a the success of the our next generation.