Young children are naturally inquisitive, full of questions about the world around them and the drive to investigate how things work. It follows, therefore, that we should take advantage of this energy and start channelling their enthusiasm for scientific discovery as early on as possible.
At St James Prep, we are able to teach Science in well-resourced and modern laboratories, and we value a practical approach to the teaching of science. Even outside the labs, our curriculum introduces pupils to scientific concepts and stimulate scientific thinking. Our early years science education provides a strong foundation in terms of both what is learned, and how it is learned by encouraging and directing their natural curiosity, and familiarising them with basic scientific vocabulary. At this stage, our approach is to offer fun, active and hands-on experiences.
Further up school, they will be introduced the colour and excitement of laboratory experiments. Moreover, the rigour and process of hypothesis forming and testing through experimentation. Our pupils are taught not to take things for granted.