Our Science Curriculum is guided by the 2014 National Curriculum for Science but is specially adapted to enable all children at Moon Hall Dorking to access the learning whatever their learning differences may be.
Our class sizes are small and children learn alongside their peers in mixed ability groups, while lessons are carefully structured to provide extra time and support, to enable each and every child to achieve their full potential.
We present the learning in a multisensory manner and provide lots of practical activities where children can experience science at first hand in a meaningful context. All science lessons are taught by our dedicated Head of Science. Teaching assistants provide support and our in house Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists are consulted with, to ensure that each child has the best learning experience possible, to develop their curiosity in and love of science.
Children’s curiosity is stimulated through ‘hands on’ activities such as observing how our muscles work on the adventure playground or making a scaled down model of the solar system out of fruit.
Our science room is equipped with an interactive whiteboard which allows us to take advantage of interactive science games and relevant video clips. We enrich our science curriculum by making use of our extensive school grounds, not only to find out more about the natural world but also to investigate materials and physical processes. Visits to places such as Leith Hill and Nower Wood study centre give us the opportunity to further enhance the children’s learning in science.
We encourage children to develop scientific knowledge, skills and understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, to equip them for a world in which they must play a part, both now and in the future.
Children develop a love of science and enthusiasm to investigate. We strive to leave children feeling successful at the end of each lesson and confident to go and find out more.