Science and Engineering are rapidly growing and important industries in the modern world. Even if children do not become scientists or engineers they will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills.
We recognise the importance of Science and are strive to maintain a high profile for the subject the children in school. Our desire to inspire children with a lifelong love of science has recently been recognised with our achievement of the Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award. Children can love Science and extend their learning at home too. The aim of the information on this page is to help you feel confident in supporting your child with their Science learning, just as you would do with their literacy or numeracy.
A scientist observes, questions, creates hypotheses, experiments, records data, and then analyses that data. All children can be scientists by following their own natural curiosity and all parents can help their children in this process.
Children are naturally curious and will conduct their own experiments enthusiastically. With a little guidance from you, your child can learn a great deal about science. You don’t need special equipment or materials to be a scientist at home – many common household items can be used for scientific exploration.
On this page you will find several investigations that you can download and complete with your child at home. These will be updated on a regular basis. We would love to see any pictures of your home science investigations – please email them in to school and we will begin our own gallery of Lark Rise Scientist