A good Science education is not only vital preparation for scientific literacy later in life; it is a portal to a world of possibilities.
In a rapidly changing world, where new developments in Science occur daily, we approach the teaching of Science as a process of acquiring knowledge rather than teaching a body of knowledge.
Developing scientific knowledge helps children to understand how the world works. Science develops through a process of hypotheses and experimentation.
Thomas’s Battersea has been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark gold award. Only 143 schools in England currently have the quality mark at this level. The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire School of Education in partnership with the Primary Science Teaching Trust. It is supported by the Royal Society for Chemistry, the Ogden Trust and the Association for Science Education. Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement and reflects our commitment to excellence in science teaching and learning throughout the school, and our sharing of good practice with other schools.
Our aims are that pupils will:
- Enjoy Science and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them
- Acquire and develop a variety of scientific skills and build up a body of scientific knowledge and understanding
- Learn to communicate scientific ideas, facts and data effectively through a variety of means
- Develop critical and creative thinking skills