At East Tilbury Primary School & Nursery, we provide pupils with an enquiry based science curriculum, which covers biology, chemistry and physics. The school curriculum is aligned to the new National Curriculum and gives pupils a platform to be confident to ask questions about their world and enables them to become independent in discovering answers.
As science and its fundamentals are an important part of understanding life, pupils are taught the essential processes of science through six different enquiry types. These include observing over time, grouping and classifying, noticing patterns, research and comparative and fair testing.
The teaching and learning of science is underpinned by the schools Science Principles. These ensure that children have the opportunity to learn in the outside environment, ask and answer their own questions and that teachers and pupils both enjoy science, learning and working together.
Recently the school has purchased Snap Science, a scheme of work which encourages the learning of science through enquiry and reflection. Snap Science promotes practical learning through the different enquiry types and high quality resources support the children’s learning.