Science is a crucial part of the curriculum at Welsh House Farm. Children participate enthusiastically in the lessons as well as the competitions we hold throughout the year. Science helps them to develop their understanding of the world. Children should develop a sense of curiosity and awe and wonder. We want them to make predictions about how they think things might behave, explain clearly what they are observing and discuss why it has happened. We want children to be “inspired to grow and flourish” through their Science lessons at Welsh House Farm.
Children follow a curriculum that has been planned using the ‘Planning For Assessment’ matrices. It has been mapped out for them and delivers Physics, Biology and Chemistry topics. It builds on previous topics, knowledge and skills. We want children to acquire knowledge, develop their understanding of Science through investigations and understand the implications of Science for today and their future. We want children to leave Welsh House Farm with a love of Science.
We are a member of the Ogden Trust. The Ogden Trust aims to increase the uptake of Physics post-16 by supporting Physics education and engagement for all young people (4-18), particularly those in under-represented groups. The Trust supports schools, teachers, projects and programmes that are committed to enhancing Physics teaching and learning.
Through the Ogden Trust, we take part in regular meetings with local schools to provide CPD to staff and leaders and to promote the effective, practical teaching of science in schools. We arrange competitions, Science Fairs and events across the area to promote the love of Science!
Science Fair is held every year. The children prepare a project of their own choice at home and present it to the rest of school and parents. The winners then receive prizes, including a Science workshop day with other schools from the Ogden Trust.