We are a Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award Winner - May 2016.
Starting from a Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSST) funded project, a whole-school focus on inquiry as a 'way of knowing' has resulted in a shift in emphasis from directed to independent inquiry enabling children to devise their own scientific methodologies and to generate evidence to support conclusions.
Teachers transfer responsibility for decision-making to children during open-ended investigations and use questions to prompt children's creative and productive thinking. This means that pupils and teachers can work together more authentically as scientists (and writers, mathematicians, artists and makers) improving participation and engagement both in science and the wider curriculum.
Every summer we showcase our children's investigations in a pupil led Science Fair.