As a church school, we encourage our pupils to be enquiring and curious about the wonderful world in which they live, and our work in Science gives pupils of all abilities the opportunity to investigate how and why things happen.
From an early age, pupils are encouraged to make predictions and test their ideas using practical experiments. They consider how to make their tests fair and learn to make accurate measurements using a wide variety of tools and equipment, such as thermometers and Newton meters. They make simple electrical circuits and use microscopes to explore the world close-up!
As children progress through the school, they are expected to plan their own investigations to answer intriguing questions such as ‘Does the tallest person have the largest feet?’ or ‘How does a burglar alarm work?’ Children learn how simple scientific concepts explain everyday phenomena and the importance of science in everyday life. Wherever possible, science is linked to work in other areas of the curriculum – for example, in Year 6, pupils explore the science behind WWII through parachutes and planes.
As well as enjoying the resources of our school site – a magnificent wildlife area and gardens - we are fortunate to be able to offer an exciting range of science-themed visits including Techniquest in Cardiff Bay, the Lugg Meadows, as well as visits from the amazing StarLab astronomical inflatable and birds of prey!
We hope that our pupils are enthused and excited by their work in science and are proud that so many of them continue to excel in this subject at secondary school.