Canon Burrows children love science! It challenges them to see the world differently and enables them to understand how things work and why things happen. It simultaneously broadens their enquiry skills and deepens their knowledge. Every day is a learning day where science is concerned (and that’s not just for the children!)
The highlight of the school year for our enthusiastic scientists is SAW Week, where they enjoy taking part in science, art and writing activities based upon an overarching theme as well as inspiring workshops led by a variety of visitors. The highlight of the week itself is the science fair, a two-day extravaganza filled with exciting experiments planned and delivered by the Year 5 children themselves. This responsibility is highly anticipated and valued by the Year 5 children, especially as their parents and peers from a local school are invited, and they always do the Canon Burrows family proud.
Outside of SAW Week, science is taught from EYFS to Year 6 either as discrete weekly sessions or as part of half termly themes. Working scientifically skills are taught alongside knowledge following a clear path of progression, as outlined in the Canon Burrows science progression document which you can download from this page. This document summarises how the children’s scientific skills, knowledge and vocabulary develop year on year throughout their time at Canon Burrows, giving them the best possible start to their science careers at high school.
Please enjoy looking at our science photographs from across the school to give you a flavour of the range of activities we cover.