Our aim at Tonacliffe is to develop children’s curiosity, enjoyment, skills and growing understanding of science through an approach in which pupils raise questions and investigate the world in which they live.
There are two main areas of study:
Working scientifically — developing the skills we need for investigation.
Scientific Knowledge and Conceptual Understanding — topic dependent knowledge.
We use ‘wow’ science to engage and develop curiosity, creating an imaginative and stimulating curriculum. We link science with other subjects where appropriate and ensure that there is plenty of practical work. Our science is enhanced by links with the local and wider community where possible. There is a good balance of teaching both subject knowledge and skills of enquiry.