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At Sir John Lillie Primary we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in science lessons.

 

Our principle aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of scientific concepts.

 

This is done through whole-class teaching, while at other times we

engage the children in enquiry-based research activities. We encourage the children to ask as well as answer scientific questions. They have the opportunity to use a variety of data such as statistics, graphs, pictures and photographs. They also use ICT in science lessons because it further enhances their learning opportunities. Students also engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. Wherever possible, we involve the pupils in real-life scientific activities and exploring our environment and taking science ‘outside the classroom’ is encouraged across all age groups.

 

We recognise that in all children have a wide range of scientific abilities and we ensure that we provide suitable learning opportunities for all. Students at Sir John Lillie participate in investigations where they find out information independently using a variety of enquiry skills.

 

Types of enquiry

  1. Classifying
  2. Researching
  3. Comparative/fair testing
  4. Pattern seeking
  5. Observing over time

 

Skills

 

1

To ask scientific questions

2

To plan an enquiry

3

To make a prediction

4

To observe closely

5

To measure accurately

6

To gather/record results

7

To present results

8

To interpret results

9

To draw conclusions

10

To evaluate an investigation