Science Champion: Mr Cox
From a very young age, I have always questioned what things are, what things do and how they work. Science curiosity provided many answers to my never-ending torrent of questions, and it continues to do so. Having answers to my questions compelled me to want to know more. In short, science feeds and continues to feed my curiosity. Even as the teacher, every Science lesson, I learn something new and that is why I love Science.
Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Science changes as human understanding and experience changes. It is an on-going process as our ideas about the world around us are constantly developed and revised. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.
Children are encouraged to develop their investigative skills and their understanding of science in activities which:
Promote the raising and answering of questions
Encourage a working understanding of safety and care
Are set within the everyday experience of the child and build on their existing practical skills within a
To teach the children scientific skills.
To teach the children scientific knowledge.
To build on our children’s natural curiosity.
To stimulate children to investigate and question.
We encourage children to:
Use all of their senses to enquire, explore and observe so that they can ask questions and pose
problems about themselves and their environment.
Investigate and experiment in a fair way to try and answer questions posed by themselves and others.
Record their findings in a variety of ways as accurately as possible so that they can communicate
them to others.
Suggest tentative conclusions/answers or pose further questions for investigation.