At Gilmour, we strive to enable children to build on their natural curiosity and to shape it into scientific enquiry. We nurture inquisitive minds to go from wondering ‘what if?’ to ‘lets find out’. Science is a hands on subject where each lesson provides new avenues for children to explore. Our children observe and ask questions with intrigue and excitement. We scaffold learning and skills so that children develop their understanding of the world around them with a critical eye, as well as building the confidence needed to carry out their own experiments. Children explore, collect evidence and test their own hypotheses. Science is about asking good questions, suggesting possible explanations, and then testing them to see if they make sense, and there is no one more naturally equipped to do this than children.
We love Science! Science lessons are always fun, inclusive, and offer children a physical, practical way to learn.
We have a hands on approach to teaching Science and aren't afraid of getting dirty! All children take part in investigations and reflect on their own learning. We develop children's skills and knowledge in all lessons and encourage children to monitor their own progress. We are developing our own science scheme to ensure a high quality curriculum then promotes broad and balanced science teaching. We use continual, ongoing teacher assessment throughout lessons as well as using recall and remember activities so that all learning is revisited and remembered throughout the school.