At Barrowcliff School, our pupils learn about many different aspects of science including the natural world, forces, electricity, changes of state and materials. They are taught the subject in ‘real world’ contexts which demonstrate how science affects and enhances their daily lives. Through an enquiry-based approach to science teaching, children learn to think scientifically, to explore and question what they see, creating a sense of wonder and amazement in our pupils about the world around them. As much as possible our pupils design and lead their own investigations and experiments.
Outdoor learning is a vital part of our pupil’s scientific experience and we are developing the use of our grounds and the surrounding area to teach the subject.
We believe that our pupils learn the most about science when they are challenged to explore and discover things for themselves.