The Science curriculum is carefully planned to ensure that every child has experience of, and a chance to revisit, work in Materials, Physical Properties and Life Processes. In addition, children are asked to plan, test and conclude upon their own hypotheses and find appropriate ways of recording their findings. In the younger years, science work is organised within topics such as Autumn or Houses. As children progress through the school, the science work is specifically subject based.
The science curriculum in Tiger and Zebra classes includes growth and development and the school uses this as a natural way to introduce some aspects of sex education and health education. The community nurse helps to provide information and works with the governors, parents and teachers to make sure that children’s questions are handled sensibly and sensitively. Parents are always informed before topics of this nature are undertaken.