The Primary Science Quality Mark is led by the University of Hertfordshire, School of Education in collaboration with the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
Jane Turner, PSQM National Director said: “Gaining a Primary Science Quality Award is a significant achievement for a school. The profile and quality of science teaching and learning in each awarded school is very high. Children are engaging with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills. Science subject leaders, their colleagues, head teachers, children, parents and governors should be very proud
“The important thing is to never stop questioning” Albert Einstein.
Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. At Smithdown Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum and we aim to develop a lively interest in science; encouraging children to ask “Why?” and “How?” We strive to develop children’s curiosity through child led enquiry; developing a range of skills which will enable them to work scientifically in a range of ways. Through this we hope to encourage a scientific approach to problem solving and an understanding of the world around them.
We value the importance of developing inquisitive young minds by giving our children a range of experiences working scientifically.
Below is just as small taste of the fantastic science that takes place at Smithdown. For regular updates, be sure to check out our twitter page #smithdownsci