At Orchard Junior School, we strive for excellence in Science education by providing an environment in which each child is given the opportunity to ask questions, explore and reach their full potential. By allowing the children to ask and research their own investigative ideas, we aim to prepare children for the ‘real world’, nurturing curiosity and independence.
Through well designed tasks, we strive to develop the following skills: observing, prediction, hypothesising, planning and setting up experiments, recording, evaluating and communicating results.
A strong focus on cross-curricular teaching enables pupils at Orchard to develop ‘joined-up thinking’, allowing them to recognise how scientific skills and concepts can be applied to real life. Having the opportunity to meet scientists during many of our units of work enables pupils to consider how science plays a part in today’s world and how they could follow science as a career in the future.