Our aim at Betty Layward, is to make Science as practical and investigative as possible.
Our school has ensured that children have access to an enquiry based learning curriculum, where the children need to consider big questions and the process of how to answer them through investigations.
Children at Betty Layward, particularly enjoy this open ended style of learning, as it encourages the development of self-directed learning as well as accelerating progress and developing engagement.
The children at Betty Layward enjoy Science lessons linked to their topic from Nursery to Year 6. Enquiry plays a huge role in their Science learning, such that whether they are learning about Plants, Forces, Teeth, Electricity, or Space, they are continually able to ask questions, and answer them scientifically.
At Betty Layward, we foster this enquiry by encouraging scientific thinking and questioning, as well as independence- where children can begin to answer questions for themselves given suitable resources.
The children develop a rich scientific understanding and vocabulary through this practical work, as well as through Science linked trips.
Finally, Science Week plays a role in helping children to continue to be passionate about science, and gives them a chance to share their science learning with the community as well.