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Yealmpton Primary School

Yealmpton Primary School

Science

At Yealmpton, we understand that Science is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working in order to enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through enquiry and investigation.

A good understanding of scientific enquiry skills, knowledge and conceptual understanding helps support pupils learning across the curriculum.  By teaching the children through engaging activities and investigations which excite their natural curiosity, we aim to develop a long lasting interest in Science. We make good use of the school grounds to enable the children to learn first-hand about the natural world, developing awareness of the need to care for the environment.

Science at Yealmpton is enhanced by outdoor learning and by visitors such as the Explorerdome, Science Made Simple and Dinosaur man during Science week as well as school visits such as our trips to Wembury Beach, The Marine Biological Association, the Eden Project, Stover Country Park and the local woods. Children work with STEM ambassadors and scientists and STEM activities provide  opportunities to explore  science in real-life contexts. 

You can find The National Curriculum for Science here.