At Chilton Academy we are all Scientists
At Chilton Academy, our Science teaching and learning aims to encourage critical thinking in our students. As children grow up in an increasingly technological and scientifically challenging world, so our students are required to think scientifically to succeed. Our Science learning aims to encourage pupils to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions.
Pupils at Chilton Academy come to learn that Science is everywhere and ongoing. In our school, Science excites and engages learners through scientific enquiry, experience and investigative work. This will see pupils work collaboratively both indoors and in the outdoor learning environment to form and test opinions and ideas.
In practice, you will witness children form questions and hypotheses regarding a range of scientific phenomena. Pupils will then undertake investigative work to test these questions and hypotheses. Furthermore, pupils will evaluate the results to draw and represent conclusions in a variety of ways.
Our Scientists will work with their peers, with their teachers and visitors to school. They will test ideas throughout the learning journey of their curriculum work and in response to special British Science Week investigations. At times, they will form questions, on other occasions they will conduct investigative work with ‘fair testing’ in mind. Alternatively, our pupils will present results and conclusions in a variety of ways, utilising their Maths and English skills in the process. At all times, however, our pupils should approach their Science learning with a sense of enthusiasm, awe and curiosity.
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