At Haberdashers' Slade Green our principle aim is to engage our children in the development of their knowledge, skills, and understanding which will enrich their understanding of the world in which they live through investigation, and excel through scientific study which helps to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do. Through teaching methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative though, children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level. We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children; our aims in teaching science include the following:
• To encourage and build upon our children’s natural curiosity, stimulating them to ask questions and motivate them to investigate;
• To develop their knowledge and understanding of science, making the concepts we study relevant to their everyday life and giving them opportunities to explore and observe at first hand where possible;
• To teach the children scientific skills and strategies and to develop positive attitudes which encourage them to share response
• To prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
Our Science leader is Ms Macauley.
Science Programme of Study