The school is very proud of its Silver Quality Mark for Science.

Learning Science provides foundations for the children’s understanding the world. Science has changed our lives so much and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Through helping the children to build key foundational knowledge and concepts, our children at Newchurch are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. 

As a school we believe that the children should be enabled to understand how key knowledge and concepts can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

We encourage the children to work scientifically by:

  • Exploring and observing

  • Grouping and classifying

  • Questioning

  • Researching

  • Modelling

  • Collaborating

  • Planning and testing

  • Using equipment and measures

  • Communicating

  • Describing results by looking for patterns

  • Explaining results

  • Trusting results