Here at Eaton Park, Science is integrated into a programme of topics followed throughout the school. This is shown through the Inspire curriculum which we use to deliver our curriculum subjects.
Through the delivery of science, we aim to provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment that stimulates and excites children’s scientific minds and encourages thinking and enquiry skills enabling them to develop a set of scientific attitudes to question the world around them.
Lessons are delivered by the class teachers and provide a range of opportunities for the children to gain hands on experiences by planning and conducting practical investigations. We encourage science lessons to be delivered within a range of settings, including within the classroom, within the wider school grounds and through educational visits. We also have links with our local high school where the children can go and explore the Science labs. At Eaton Park Academy, we are lucky enough to have our own allotment within our school grounds to promote scientific investigation and enquiry, and to enable the children to have first-hand experiences.
The children at Eaton Park academy have had the chance to take part in a weekly science club run by Mad Science Scientists. Here, they have had the chance to explore how to be a forensic scientist and learn how to test soils for finger and foot prints. They have also used metal detectors to test materials to find the hidden treasure!
As a school we are proud to have achieved the Bronze Quality Mark award for Science, recognising our work across the school. We are also currently working towards achieving the Food for Life award as a school.
Please follow the link below to the science national curriculum: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425618/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf
Science curriculum overview 2016-2017
Eaton Park Academy Diary Dates