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Crawley Ridge Junior School

Live the Learning; Learn for Life

Science

In science we aim to initiate and sustain attitudes of wonder and enquiry about the world in which we live.

The development of scientific knowledge and understanding through work based on the National Curriculum is at the heart of the children’s learning with science investigations completely integrated into the children’s activities. Study is through observation and experiment, with the children forming hypotheses, carrying out investigations, measuring, recording, comparing, looking for patterns and analysing data.

A careful balance is maintained between biology, physics and chemistry. The children are encouraged in practical activities which give opportunity for initiative and original thought. In their studies the children will use a growing range of appropriate scientific vocabulary and apply mathematical skills when collecting and presenting data.

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Our extensive and beautiful school grounds and environmental pond area serve as a constant source of stimulation and interest. These areas are increasingly important in developing a real appreciation of the complexity of the environment and how it evolves through the seasons; in understanding the impact humans can have to change or damage it and in realising the importance of the need to take care of it as a precious resource for all our futures.

By stimulating and encouraging children’s interest in science, they will learn to question and discuss science-based issues with confidence, as well as have a fuller understanding of how major scientific ideas have changed our lives and will influence the future. Children will explore the contributions of scientists and how their studies helped further scientific understanding. Through their studies they will become informed, responsible and caring citizens.