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A member of Gatehouse Green Learning Trust

Compass Point Primary School


"Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious".

                          Stephen Hawking

Science is all around us.  Children need to encounter scientific experiences at first hand so that they can develop skills to gain an understanding of the natural and man-made world.

To develop their skills we give children opportunities to observe closely, to undertake investigations, to predict and test, and to draw conclusions.  They record their findings in a variety of ways.

Children gain a basic understanding of:

  • living things and how they interact with the environment
  • materials and their properties and uses
  • physical processes including energy and forces.

We encourage our children to ask questions and to be curious.

“The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.”

                                               Rachel Carson