The Importance of Science
“Science stimulates and excites pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge. Because Science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels. Scientific method is about developing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling. This is a spur to critical and creative thought.”
Through providing appropriate and stimulating scientific experiences we encourage pupils to make sense of the world around them. Pupils work together to observe, explore and ask questions. They collect evidence to help them answer questions and link this to scientific ideas. Pupils evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. Pupils share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables and graphs. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health.
“Science is a way of thinking about our world that can lead to changing it for the better.”
SRE (Sex and Relationship Education)
Throughout the school in our PHSE lessons we will be delivering a SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) programme. In each year group there will be a specific focus and the children will explore different themes to support and develop their understanding of their bodies and relationships with others. If you would like more details about the lessons and content, then staff will be more than happy to share these with you.
For pupils in year 6 we will be watching the BBC living and growing DVD to discuss changes that occur during puberty. This can be viewed prior to the lessons taking place. If you do not wish your child to take part in the Year 6 lessons then please ensure you tick the appropriate box when the letter is sent home.