At Cronton our school values underpin everything that we do in science and the science curriculum is designed to create independent, confident and highly motivated learners with a life-long love of science. Cronton's challenging science curriculum has been planned to include all the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum - please take a look at the science documents on this page.
We believe that a purposeful, accurate and imaginative science education from EYFS to Y6 provides the foundations for interpreting the world and we also firmly believe that an understanding of environmental science is vital for the Earth’s future. Based on this, we include in our science curriculum, an environmental topic linked to biology, chemistry and physics, for each year group. The children are also taught to become more environmentally aware by becoming a Cronton Eco-Avenger and representatives are chosen to meet up as part of our Eco-Team. The pupils work as a school to achieve our Eco–Stones: paper, plastic, energy, water, food and habitat, which are celebrated each half term by adding the stone to our Eco-Glove in a whole school assembly. Even though our school year was cut short, we were very proud to receive our Bronze Eco-Award for the children’s efforts and we are starting to work towards our silver. The children are also given the opportunity for extracurricular science through Mad Science which takes place in school. In science we constantly strive to provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning both inside the school and in our outdoor classroom found in our school woodland area.
We aim to take our pupils beyond the National Curriculum and promote their science capital in many different ways. As teachers we notice what scientific experiences (science capital) the children bring to school and we aim to build a rich environment in which the children can develop and share their science capital. Trips to a variety of sites and visitors to school, from our links with Knowsley Environmental Rangers to visits from parents and relatives are an important part of our children’s scientific experience. To promote scientific knowledge at home the children take home their KEYS—key knowledge organisers for each topic that can be shared with parents. There are also some ideas on this page that can be accessed at home.
We welcome visitors into school that can add to the children’s scientific experience (science capital) e.g. opticians, engineers and would love to hear from any parents or relatives that would like to share their experiences with our children. Your experience is needed. Please contact Mrs Green.