Science at Lapworth:
All the children at Lapworth have regular science lessons and where ever possible these link in with their topic studies. Each year group has specific topics that they are required to cover, where the children will gain knowledge on a subject but they also have to learn how to work scientifically. They learn this in five different ways: observing over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying, fair tests and research. All these different skills will be taught in the year groups with care taken to progress and develop these skills as they move up the school.
Science is also used to develop the children's curiosity for learning and we have been involved in a number of different projects to enhance the opportunity for outstanding Science learning. This year to date we have had visits by Saplings to the National Space Centre, trips to the Think Tank and British Motor Museum. We are due to host our second science fair in the summer term and we are starting to plan the Space Camp for year 5s to be held in the Spring Term.
Letters asking for entries to the National Science Week Poster Week will be sent home soon - don't forget the school had two finalists last year! The best 10 posters in the school will be submitted to the National final.