At Westbury Leigh, we provide the children with high-quality science education. This gives children the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Speaking and listening is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop their ideas with others. The children are also encouraged to develop their ICT skills through relevant science explorations such as the use of data loggers and digital microscopes.
An emphasis is placed on ‘Working scientifically’ through inspirational and engaging activities. We strive to develop a love of science where questioning and an exploratory attitude is at the heart of learning.