At Leighton we believe that Science is a wonderful subject for developing curiosity, perseverance and thinking outside of the box. In our weekly Science lessons, we aim for children to be learning through practical experiences that are as meaningful to everyday life as they can be! As a result, we hope to spark real interests in children and prompt thought provoking work, investigation and knowledge acquisition.
Throughout KS1 and KS2 children build upon a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts. They are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. We seek to encourage all children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
As a school we are involved in lots of different Science activities throughout the year. This includes regular pond dipping, planting, local nature exploration, having numerous visitors such as The Mad Scientists and holding our own KS2 STEM clubs. Keep a look out for photos of these events throughout the academic year!