Science stimulates and excites children’s natural curiosity about living things, materials and the physical world around them.
Through scientific activities, we aim to encourage children to be curious about what is happening around them and to develop a positive and practical approach to scientific learning. We also hope to instil a sense of enjoyment. Our children are encouraged to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives and the future of the world.
Pupils at Marshwood also have the opportunity to develop their practical scientific methods, processes and skills through a range of scientific enquiries, to answer questions they have generated. They are taught how to recognise and control variables where necessary and can use a range of scientific equipment with accuracy and precision to help them to gather data and results.
Many of our investigations start by the children making a rational prediction and considering things, such as how we will ensure fair or reliable testing throughout. Finally, the children will present their findings in a conclusion whether this is in an oral or written form allowing them to evaluate their findings further.
We offer Fizz Pop! Science club and have science themed days to engage learners further.