“An experiment is a question which science poses to Nature and a measurement is the recording of Nature’s answer” – Max Planck (1858 – 1947)
Science is a dynamic, interactive subject that has a bearing on virtually all aspects of our lives. Consequently we aim to make our teaching relevant to the kind of everyday situations children encounter. Our science teachers are passionate about science in all its forms and teach enthusiastically to children in a hands-on approach. Our teaching philosophy is that science is ‘caught rather than taught!’ and together with our experienced lab technician and assistants we bring science to life in the classroom.
The laboratories are equipped with apparatus that will support and enhance Standard objectives. Students and teachers supplement the materials with relevant everyday products and resources from home.
The aim is to set all children realistic targets; for some these will be very high, for others it will be less rigorous but just as challenging for the individual. In every case we aim to impart a love for the subject, and a desire within the child to know more.
Our teaching is not limited to within our laboratories. Everyday activities make some of the best experiments! Use is made of our school grounds and garden, not only for biological work but also for chemistry and physics: sampling experiments as well as investigating the growth and reproduction of plants.
One of our most creative projects this school year was the Hydroponic Eco-System. This was developed and created by our senior students, through trial and error experimentation, from the design stage through to the harvesting stage. The net result was an abundant crop and a variety of greens leaf salad crops.
The school year 2017-18 will see the introduction of trips to enhance and support our schemes of work and encapsulate aspects that we cannot cover in school.