Pupils at The Falcons School for Boys learn Science by actively taking part in Science experiments. Our practical led lessons are interactive and fun. From these principles, we endeavour to foster a positive attitude towards curiosity, co-operation with others, respect for evidence, critical reflection and the ability to hypothesise. We teach an understanding of natural phenomena aiming to inspire and stimulate curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Boys have the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences.
We teach science in the Nursery and Reception classes as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. As the Nursery and Reception classes are part of the Foundation Stage, we relate the scientific aspects of the children’s work to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals (ELGs) which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five. At the Pre-Prep (Nursery to Year 2) science is taught by class teachers who focus on introducing the important science concepts in child-friendly, hands-on experiments.
As part of our transition policy, the boys in Key Stage One have the opportunity to visit the prep site to use the facilities in the Science Labs in the second term of the school year.