Science

Here at Southern Road we recognise the importance that science and technology have in many aspects of our daily lives, at work, at school and at home. We strive to provide regular opportunities for pupils to engage in problem solving and open-ended investigations, where they are able to develop their working scientifically skills.

Each year we take part in British Science week, a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging activities for all of our pupils. Below, you can find some engaging pictures of our latest event. 

      

The science curriculum is structured so that pupils can learn about the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

 

We feel we offer a broad and balanced range of learning experiences outlined in the curriculum. Most importantly, it cultivates a positive attitude to science and provides pupils with opportunities to experience the excitement of working as a scientist.

With the new addition of our Edible Garden, we have a vibrant outdoor space that excites and teaches children about growing and eating healthy food. The Edible Garden is a unique asset to our school, demonstrating our commitment to teaching, going beyond the traditional subjects and instilling healthy habits for life.

Food for thought

  • 33% of UK primary school pupils believe pasta is made from meat and that cheese comes from plants*
  • 10% believe potatoes grow on trees*
  • 25% think fish fingers come from chicken or pigs*
  • Public Health England estimate that 28% of children between two and fifteen years old are obese
  • Diet related illnesses cost the NHS £10 billion every year
  • Edible Playgrounds are a fun, practical way to teach children about the food they eat and give them access to fresh, nutritious food.

*British Nutrition Foundation 2013