'Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.' Edwin Powell Hubble
At Ellison Boulters Church of England Academy, all children, from Reception to Year 6, are encouraged to scientifically explore the world around them; thinking skills and an enquiring mind are positively encouraged, we want them to ask why!
Our children learn about science within the topical contexts contained in the International Primary Curriculum (IPC). We are keen for children to understand that science occurs everywhere and so each topic has a broad mix of biology, chemistry and physics contained within. In addition to our topic work, we also hold three whole school science weeks. These provide us with a focused opportunity to explore a variety of science related topics as a school.
Looking forward, we are working to ensure that our science provision continues to meet the requirements of the new National Curriculum as well as inspire the future generation of great scientists. We regularly welcome external visitors and scientists to work with the children, others who can encourage awe and wonder in the scientific disciplines.
At Ellison Boulters we are surrounded by the most curious of minds, we already know that our children are great scientists, they just need a little time and assistance to refine their thoughts and encouragement to ask themselves why.
'Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.' Albert Einstein