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At Oldmixon, we follow the National Curriculum for science and believe that scientific investigation is one of the most powerful ways to learn, challenging children to express and modify their ideas, and fostering curiosity and perseverance. We believe that all children can be scientists by following their own natural curiosity.

A scientist observes, questions, creates hypotheses, experiments, records data, and then analyses that data. Throughout their school journey, the children make progress in these skills, empowering them to question the world around them and become scientific thinkers.

Science and Engineering are rapidly growing and important industries in the modern world. Even if children do not become scientists or engineers they will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills in order to make informed decisions about the challenges of living on our planet.

We aim to make our science lessons as practical as possible based on the children’s questions and interests and using contexts that have meaning for them.

Science lessons are not just limited to the classroom. We use the school grounds, visitors and trips and visits to maximise children’s learning experiences and make their learning memorable for them.

Year 4 visited Techniquest to enhance their science learning this term. It was great fun exploring the activities but it also gave the children the opportunity to reflect on their knowledge and make connections within new contexts.

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