Our new Reception class have took to their French lessons with enthusiasm. A happy, lively lesson with Madame Allin. In only a short time you have been amazing and settled into school life at Stormont. Can’t wait for our on line concert!
Science is a popular subject with all girls throughout the school. In Science we cover a combination of the National Curriculum, ISEB and extra objectives that stretch the girls and help to inspire a love of Science. The girls feel enthused and excited by the content and are particularly engrossed in practical investigation. They are encouraged to bring outside knowledge to lessons and explore their own ideas where appropriate.
In Pre-Prep, the Science curriculum and enquiry skills (Working Scientifically) are taught by class teachers and often linked or used as their topics for that term, enabling links to be made with other curriculum areas, such as Geography and English. Topics are carefully chosen to ensure that children are able to relate to the content, making links to the world around them and building on the skills required as they move through their scientific learning.
In the Prep School, Year 3 girls have one single and one double lesson of Science each week. Years 4 to 6 have two double lessons each week, taught by a specialist teacher. Our Science lessons are mostly practical, ensuring children can discover for themselves. They are given opportunities for investigation and enquiry both inside and outside the classroom. Lessons are interactive and as meaningful as possible.
We often complete STEAM projects in collaboration with other subjects. Examples include; Exhibiting the Stormont entry for RHS Hampton Court Garden Show schools competition and building cars in D&T using the electronics knowledge learnt in our Science lessons. Additionally we organise visitors and trips, for example: day trips to The Natural History Museum and a residential trip with Year 5 to North Yorkshire to complete field work. We have also had a number of visitors and events. Such as, A Forensic Science Day, A Space week with real Lunar rock samples, a mobile Planetarium and Shows and demonstrations from the Royal Institution.
Our aim at Stormont is to make sure we instill excitement in Science, so that today’s children will become tomorrow’s scientists and inventors.