We encourage children to enjoy and achieve while learning about the living and physical world. We aim to provide them with a good knowledge of basic scientific ideas and skills by investigating life processes and living things, materials, physical processes, the solar system and evolution over the course of their time at Roundwood. These topics are taught as part of a two-year rolling programme.
Their interest in science is nurtured by science and eco weeks in school, which in the past have included competitions, workshops and speakers. The school fosters links with Rothamsted experimental station and other schools in the area.
We encourage children’s enthusiasm for learning by focusing on practical activities, often involving the outside environment.
‘The outstanding teaching and learning enable all pupils to achieve exceptionally well’ (Ofsted 2006)