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At Woodrow we encourage children from their very first day to be curious about the world, to ask questions and to explore ideas in as "hands on" a way as possible.

In our Early Years unit  children develop their scientific skills, knowledge and understanding through the wide range of opportunities on offer. These include exploring melting ice in the tuff tray and building shelters for bugs in the woodland area.

In Key Stage 1 and 2 they follow the programmes of study in the National Curriculum for Science.

Science is an integral part of our work in Mantle of the Expert. Children need to develop and apply their knowledge when they work as if they are a responsible team with a job to do. They may be filtering water from the River Amazon, testing soil where a sink hole has developed  or helping the Snow Queen with her frozen statues.

They also need to work scientifically when researching and testing ideas. At times science is taught as a discrete subject; for instance it may make sense to learn about the digestive system without it being part of another context.