Why science is important
We want Sheringham children to be excellent scientists who are excited to explore and question the ever-changing world around them. With rapidly increasing numbers of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) experts needed to improve our world and take it effectively and safely into the future, it is vital that we provide children with both the foundation of knowledge and the curiosity needed to succeed in future scientific education and careers.
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.
Science is taught in longer topics 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, and identify their own lines of enquiry and investigation.
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 and workshops, 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.
- Visit The Science Museum and local science fairs.
- Showcase their learning through presentations, webpages and science fairs.
- Find out about careers within science, listening to speakers from the STEM industries and seeing real scientists at work.