We are very proud that we achieved our Bronze Science Quality Mark Award.
At Maple Tree, staff follow plans from Hamilton Trust and, in Early Years, from Twinkl and the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile statements. Science is taught for two hours a week, as a separate lesson but is linked to our topic work where appropriate, except in Early Years where it is all topic or seasonal based. We encourage our pupils to be inquisitive and curious, and to inspire them with a sense of awe and wonder. Skills are taught and developed, and scientific terminology is introduced each lesson. Pupils are able to carry out simple tests and experiments using equipment and to gather and record data. Visits and school trips, e.g the Science Centre, or to the farm, will compliment the delivery of our science curriculum. We also have a dedicated science week in the Spring term. Photos from this will be shared on the website.
National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study: