Why is Science education important in Raynham Primary School?

We are surrounded by technology and the products of science every day. As children grow up in an increasingly technologically and scientifically advanced world, they need to be scientifically educated to succeed.

Teaching Science in Raynham Primary School is teaching them how to think, learn, solve problems and make decisions. These skills are integral to every aspect of our pupil’s education and life, from school to their future careers. In Years 3 and 4, children are encouraged to ask questions about scientific concepts and then carry out experiments to find out the answers. In Years 5 and 6, children will continue to practise the above, but with more depth and precision.

When carrying out experiments they will:

  • Understand what variables are and how to control them.
  • Take measurements from a range of equipment, understanding the need for repeated measures to increase accuracy.
  • Gather and record data using labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • Use test results to make further predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Make conclusions on the test carried out, orally and in writing.

Science education is one of the most important subjects in school due to its relevance to students’ lives. Technological literacy, critical thinking and problem-solving through science education gives students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in school and beyond.