Science at English Martyrs is an important part of the curriculum as it arouses curiosity among the children with regards to their surroundings from the Early Years through to year six. It also facilitates the children’s understanding of other subjects like English, design and technology and geography. Overall, science encourages innovation while boosting creativity and embeds the importance of thinking, questioning, testing and evaluating which can be used in all aspects of the children’s lives and experiences.
We believe investigative, hands-on science is the best way to learn and as a result of this we have invested in lots of practical and investigative equipment which allows the children to complete lots of experiments, covering the four strands of the science curriculum; scientific enquiry, Life processes and living things, Materials and their properties and Physical processes.
The aims of science education in our school are to develop and extend children’s thinking skills and enquiry develop a scientific approach towards problem solving, help children to acquire practical scientific skills, give children the opportunity to research scientific knowledge and provide children with an enjoyable experience in science.