Wow, Bang, Fizz and Whoosh is what you will often hear in this classroom!
Your daughter will cover a combination of the National Curriculum, ISEB and extra objectives that will stretch her and inspire a love of Science. The content is exciting and mind blowing at times with practical investigations the norm. We also encourage the girls to bring outside knowledge and their enquiring minds to lessons to explore their own ideas where appropriate.
In Pre-Prep, your daughter will be taught by her class teacher, the subject is often linked or used as their topics for that term, enabling links to be made with other curriculum areas. Topics are carefully chosen to ensure that she will be able to relate to the content, making links to the world around her and build on the skills required as she moves through her scientific learning.
Girls in Prep are taught by a full-time specialist teacher in the designated Science classroom. The lessons are mostly practical, ensuring that your daughter can discover for herself using all available equipment. She will be given opportunities for investigation and enquiry both inside and outside the classroom. Lessons are interactive and as meaningful as possible to bring the lessons to life.
The girls often complete STEAM projects in collaboration with other subjects. Stormont enters the annual RHS Hampton Court Garden Show schools competition in which the school received a special mention last year amongst thousands who entered. Electronics knowledge learnt is put to good use in D & T to make model cars that can be raced on a track. A day at the Natural History Museum and a residential trip with Year 5 to North Yorkshire to complete field work are organised to extend the girls’ education beyond the classroom. Your daughter will experience visits from experts in the forensic world, space workshops, mobile planetarium and demonstrations from the Royal Institution.
Stormont instils a love of Science from Reception through to Year 6 providing a rich and exciting experience. Could your daughter become tomorrow’s scientist or inventor? Start her discovery here.