At St Anne’s we aim to provide a Science curriculum that builds upon the natural curiosity that young children have. By harnessing this and developing children’s verbal questioning and reasoning skills, we enable children to gain a greater understanding of the world around them.
By the teaching of core knowledge and skills and through a range of creative and engaging activities, we provide children with the foundations in the three core areas of Science, biology, chemistry and physics.
We encourage scientific thinking by challenging children to make predictions, carry out experiments and construct reasoned conclusions for what they observe.
Science Week 2017
Shepreth wildlife park visit
To start our Science week off, staff from Shepreth Wildlife Park visited the school and brought a selection of creatures for the children to meet first hand. Children were introduced to stick insects, snakes and giant African land snails and other fascinating creatures and learnt about their habitats other interesting facts. Children were also taught about conservation and how work that is being done around the world to protect endangered animals.
As well as the visit from Shepreth Wildlife park, children took part in a variety of activities including bug hunts in our Forest School area, designing and building enclosures for different animals as well as incorporating their writing and maths in various ways.
On Monday the school had some 'Living eggs' delivered. The incubator is in Reception Class and the children have been excitedly awaiting the arrival of the first chick! The school were busy guessing which egg might hatch first as well as suggesting names.
OUR FIRST ARRIVAL
At approx 11am on Wednesday our first little chick hatched out. This was watched by children in Reception who were fascinated by the little chick.
New Friends arrive
It didn't take long for our first chick to be joined by a new friend. Chick number 2 arrived later in the afternoon with many of the children at OSC around to welcome it into the world.