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 the World’ during their indoor and outdoor activities. They can discover, observe and ask questions about their natural world and begin to recognise some of the important changes around them.
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. They are encouraged to understand the scientific world around them and make links between other curriculum subjects.
Welbourne Primary School follows the National Curriculum. This can be seen by clicking here.
Our science learning is further enhanced with outdoor learning opportunities, such as our Edible garden, which allows children to experience real life examples. We enrich their learning of science using various types of technology such as 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. 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 the success of our next generation.