Science never stays still: it is where boundaries are challenged, concepts evolve, discoveries are made and cures are found. The ground -breaking scientists of the future are in our primary schools today. It is our role and our privilege to equip them and to inspire them.
At Coton CE (VC) Primary School our intent is that children will develop a love of science through high quality lessons lessons and enrichment opportunities that are accessible to all learners and which leave them wanting to know more. Our curriculum aims to provide them not only with excellent scientific knowledge, vocabulary and skills but also a love and respect for science, and the world of possibilities that await.
We have strong links with local scientists and we are able to draw on their expert knowledge and skills to enrich our children's learning. 'Science Week' - a very important event in our school calendar - takes place in March each year. We welcome visitors, parents and experts to support the children in taking part in a wide range of activities within a theme such as 'Marvellous Me' or 'Our Wonderful World'. The week culminates with The Whole School Science challenge where children develop skills of cooperation by working as mixed-aged teams to carry out an investigation. Scientists are also invited in throughout the year to support children's learning , for example when our Year 3/4 class were studying Sound, a local scientist visited to conduct a sound investigation with music boxes.
As part of our school grounds we have a 'Wild Garden'. This is a wonderful small area of woodland , with a pond and decking where children can investigate. It teems with life and possibilities. Children in EYFS and KS1 can feel and watch the seasons changing, and observe similarities and differences in living things. Children in KS2 might gather information in order to group and classify living things. The children love spending time in there.