Curriculum Co-ordinator: Lucy Roberts
Science begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage, within the learning area of ‘Understanding the World’. As the children progress to Key Stage One, they study science through a mixture of practical investigation, research and written work. They investigate biological topics such as habitats and they learn to care for creatures and their environment. The grounds at Saint Ronan’s are ideal for scientific exploration and they can find mini-beasts, birds and all manner of plants. The children also have the opportunity to find out about physical processes such as electricity, forces and light. Linking in to termly topics and art lessons, they look in detail at materials and their properties and investigate how materials change, testing their theories.
Each year we have a ‘Science Day’ where some of the Prep School children and Science staff spend time helping us investigate and learn. We also have a visiting scientist and often link our day with Cross-Curricular Week. This is a key event in the year, providing lots of fun and exploration.
Squirrels & Owls
Light and dark
|Materials & their properties|
Pushes and Pulls
Forces and Movement