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Science at Spurcroft

At Spurcroft, we aspire to nurture a love for the natural world, and excitement and interest in all types of scientific discovery. By challenging pupils to explain, analyse and interpret information, and to make predictions and solve problems, we aim to harness children’s natural excitement and curiosity and inspire them to pursue scientific enquiry. We aim to prepare our pupils for the challenges of entering the 21st Century workforce, working with the local community to explore scientific careers in the Thames Valley area.

In our science lessons, we examine the work of different scientists and the effect their discoveries have had on our lives. We think it is important to make links to the real world to make science relevant to our learners, and we appreciate the importance of practical, hands on learning, both inside and outside of the classroom.

 

We strive to make our pupils think like scientists:

  • accurately using scientific vocabulary
  • asking questions
  • looking for patterns
  • investigating
  • recording results
  • interpreting data

 

Pupils across KS1 & KS2 will be familiar with the five different types of scientific enquiry.

 

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Science Ambassadors and STEM area

 

Our Science Ambassadors play an important role in the promotion of science across our school.

 

Their role includes:

  • running our lunchtime STEM area, sharing their love of and interest in  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths,
  • planning and organising activities to encourage others to develop their interests in STEM subjects,
  • assisting teachers in setting up their classrooms for lessons,
  • supporting classmates in lessons,
  • helping to organise science resources,
  • helping to run KS1 Science Club,
  • feeding back on the thoughts and opinions of their class.

 

 

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