Why science is important
At Sheringham, we want our children to become skilled and excited scientists who enjoy questioning and exploring the world around them. Our teachers are passionate about providing children with rich learning opportunities where they are able to explore their own ideas, while developing and deepening their scientific understanding and skills.
By developing these skills and understanding, we are supporting Sheringham children in becoming successful scientists beyond the classroom. We aim to take advantage of the current shift towards STEM career opportunities by fostering a love of science and inspiring our children to explore these career paths.
How our science curriculum is designed
Our curriculum is informed by the National Curriculum and enhanced by subject expertise held within Sheringham and the Learning in Harmony Trust, as well as local opportunities and current events.
We have specifically designed our curriculum so that Science is taught over longer periods, spanning several weeks, several times a year. This approach has been designed to give children the opportunity to become immersed in a unit, deepen their knowledge and understanding, whilst providing them with opportunities to develop their scientific skills through lines of enquiry and investigations.
How children learn in science
Sheringham Scientists will :
- Develop a love of science through an exciting, interactive curriculum.
- Explore their local environment to learn more about the world around us.
- Participate in many practical investigations, such as exploring the human digestive system, testing gravity and other forces, growing plants and cultivating mould!
- Ask questions, identifying lines of enquiry to be researched and investigated.
- Discover opportunities that STEM careers open, but also develop a love of science beyond the school environment.