Our Teachers connect the children with an understanding of natural phenomena, stimulating a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. They teach methods of enquiry and investigation to encourage creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
At Ghyll Royd School we use a variety of teaching and learning styles in Science. Sometimes this is done through whole-class teaching, while at other times we engage the children in an enquiry-based research activity. We encourage the children to ask, as well as answer, scientific questions. They will have the opportunity to use a variety of data, statistics, graphs, experiments and photographs. Computing supports learning across ‘real’ scientific activities, for example, researching a local environmental problem or carrying out practical experiments and analysing the results.