Science at The Grove
At The Grove we aim to prepare children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. In order to develop scientific thinking, we build on children’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. We believe a practical, inspiring and challenging science curriculum is the entitlement of all our children. We are lucky to have such extensive grounds that enable the children to learn and apply their scientific skills within ta range of habitats and environments.
At The Grove we are aware that Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum. Where possible, science is taught as part of topics, but teachers are aware that some skills have to be taught in discrete lessons. We aim to teach science for two hours per week, depending on the age of children. Teachers are following the National Curriculum Programmes of study to ensure children are taught the necessary skills and knowledge required. Children should be taught to build on their investigation work following the “working scientifically” strand of the National Curriculum wherever possible. In addition, the children take part in our whole school Science weeks annually.