At Therfield First School, we encourage our children to be naturally curious about the world around them, fostering a sense of awe and wonder. We provide a stimulating, engaging and challenging learning environment, with an emphasis on outdoor and real-life learning. Pupils are encouraged to develop and use a range of working scientifically skills, including, questioning, researching and observing for ourselves. Carefully planned activities allow children to learn the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
As pupils progress, we prepare them for an increasingly scientific and technological world. Through investigative science, pupils will continue to deepen their respect for the natural world and increase their care and appreciation of it.
In the summer term, we had a wonderful, whole school Science day! The aim of the day was to create 'Awe and Wonder'; developing the children's enthusiasm and interest in Science. We had a focus of chemical reactions in which the children had a range of opportunities to create and observe. The children took part in six different activities: lava lamps, rainbow skittles, film cannister rockets, invisible ink, honeycomb and slime.
The day was a huge success. As the bell for the end of break time rang, children could be heard chanting 'WE LOVE SCIENCE' as they lined up ready for their next activity. This was another example of the school motto 'Bringing Learning to Life' being observed in action.