Science

Key Stage 2 students are incredibly lucky to benefit from two science lessons a week, one of which takes places in an extremely well equipped Senior School laboratory. This enables the curriculum delivery to focus heavily on practical experimentation which supports and extends classroom learning. Topics studied include electricity and circuits, light, evolution and adaptation as well as healthy bodies. Trips support curriculum learning for example by attending a workshop about evolution at the Natural History Museum and trying out the fantastic interactive hands-on activities at the Science Museum’s Wonderlab. An annual highlight for Key Stage 2 pupils is the opportunity to plan, design, resource, practice and finally showcase their own scientific experiments to parents, carers, staff and other students at an annual Science Fair. Previous experiments have included creating a substance that can be both a liquid and a solid and demonstrating how an apple is magnetic!