Science

Every child has a natural curiosity about the way the world works. Science at Skelton allows your child to find out how they can get answers to questions such as what size wings make the best helicopter, or how are humans and animals different, or can a bean seed grow upside down?

Science is the systematic investigation of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the world, which relies on first-hand experiences and on other sources of information. It is also fun!

At Skelton, we aim to develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in Science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. We wish to build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world through the use of a planned range of investigations and practical activities. At the same time, the children will be able to develop their ability to plan fair tests, make predictions, record results using diagrams, graphs, tables and charts as well as their Computing skills. We value the use of scientific vocabulary and model this with our children, encouraging them to use it to explain their scientific thinking.