Science at Treloweth is taught through our challenge work, and, where appropriate, links are made to other areas of the curriculum. We are continually looking at how Science can enhance literacy skills and children’s progression in writing.
We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in our Science lessons. We believe in whole-class teaching methods and we combine these with enquiry-based research activities. We encourage children to ask as well as answer Scientific questions. We offer them the opportunity to use a variety of equipment and technology, and we enable them to use IT in Science lessons where this serves to enhance their learning. Children take part in role-play and discussions, and they present reports to the rest of the class. They engage in a wide variety of problem-solving activities. Wherever possible, we involve the children in ‘real’ Science activities, e.g. growing plants and making documentaries.
We hold an annual Science Week, immersing the children in a week-long science project, which enables them to broaden and deepen their knowledge and understanding in a particular scientific field. This is always an exciting opportunity and experience for children, and often takes their learning outside the classroom, which encourages them to further their learning of the local area and organisations within Cornwall, including the Eden Project, the RSPB, Feadon Farm and Mark's Ark.