Science Curriculum Leader – Miss L Pignon
I have always loved Science and the opportunity to find out how and why things are the way they are. I find it incredible how our world works; from the vastness of the universe (and beyond) to the miniscule cells in our bodies. I want to encourage this awe and wonder in our children here at St Margaret’s. I want to encourage teachers and children to ask why and how; and give them the opportunities to explore the
Me with my ‘Toad Abode’ answers.
We aim for science at St Margaret’s to be fun, engaging and high quality; providing opportunities for all children to reach their potential. We provide children with the knowledge and skills for a life of learning and curiosity; inspiring them to ask questions and equipping them to find answers.
We ensure that children have access to a wide range of educational experiences, making use of the school grounds, Christchurch Park and trips further afield. We may invite visitors, speakers and companies leading workshops to inspire learning when available and appropriate. Homework also may be used to encourage family involvement in science learning and discovery.
St Margaret's Science Policy
We use the TT Education Skills Progression document to ensure that our Science learning builds on previous learning
Ways to support your child with Science
- Encourage curiosity about the world around them. Science is all about asking questions and trying to find the answers.
- Enjoy exploring and finding possible answers together. Exploring and experimenting is just as important as getting the ‘correct’ answer.
- Embrace the mess! Sometimes exploring can be messy – let them wear old clothes and get stuck in.
- Don’t worry if things go wrong. Discuss what happened and whether it brings up more or different questions.
- Encourage your child to record their observations or findings; maybe through writing, drawings or photographs.
- Follow up their interests with visits to the library or museums.
Science at home
Have you ever wanted to make your own lava lamp or volcano? Make an orange fizzy? Create a storm in a glass? Make snow fluff? Go snow fishing? Make your own expanding soap?
If you fancy having a go at any of these experiments or more please click on the link below: