All children are curious about the world around them and how things work. At Stanley Park Juniors we provide a wealth of opportunities for pupils to engage in practical investigation. This helps to encourage critical and creative thinking and makes the acquisition of scientific knowledge and skills relevant and interesting.
Pupils study a varied curriculum which covers life cycles and habitats, the human body, materials and changing states, rocks, magnets and electricity, the solar system and micro- organisms. They learn to develop their practical investigative skills by making predictions, planning and carrying out experiments; selecting and using appropriate materials; calibrating accurately; observing and recording methodically; communicating discoveries and critically evaluating their results.
The school has an established ecology area with a variety of habitats. The children also have the opportunity to study, grow and harvest plants in the "Green Zone" and at the school allotment. During the school year there are special science days – workshops, joint events with local high schools and evening events for families to attend.
Children consider issues which affect their own lives, and the lives of others. Eco reps encourage recycling and the conservation of energy, water and resources.
In recognition of the standard of science education at the school, we have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark – a prestigious award which involved a rigorous process of evaluation, auditing and developing existing provision and all aspects of science teaching and learning in the school.
Our submission can be viewed by clicking on the link below.