Science at Wootton Lower School
At Wootton Lower School, the science curriculum is delivered through our half-termly topics. This allows our children to build up a bank of knowledge and vocabulary making them better able to explain what they may discover. Activities are introduced with an enquiry question to encourage the children to consider what they already know about a subject and how they may best find out the answer.
We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where all children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century. We, at Wootton Lower School, believe that the teaching of science develops in our children an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment.
Teaching the children the skills needed to work scientifically is at the heart of our Science teaching. We therefore offer a range of activities and investigations that will utilise the skills of research, pattern seeking, identification and classification, problem solving and testing.
Where possible, science will be delivered through practical tasks designed to stimulate the children’s curiosity and they will be encouraged to both ask and answer questions to broaden their knowledge of the world around them.
We learn more from looking for an answer and not finding it than we do from the answer itself.
Lloyd Alexander (Author)