Science and Sex Education
We aim to develop every child’s natural
curiosity, within a scientific setting.
We believe that children learn best from
direct experience and so we try to
provide this, whenever possible. We
emphasize that science is a process of
discovery, as well as a body of
knowledge and involve pupils in
investigations so that they are
challenged to pursue ideas, as well as
introduced to basic scientific
The content of our lessons in all three
year groups has been carefully matched
to the National Curriculum for science.
We use a variety of teaching styles and,
although much of the work is
child-centred, we use many teaching
methods, including demonstrations,
fieldwork and library research work. We
have a laboratory technician, two
laboratories, a greenhouse, pond and
wild area so the range and quality of
our resources keeps developing.
the three-year science and PSHCE courses
we deal with our pupils’ personal
development. Part of this programme of
study in years six and eight involves
some sex education lessons, which follow
nationally available schemes of work.
These have been approved by the
governors and provide a link between
science and the personal, social and
health education programme (see page
11). You have a right to withdraw your
child from these lessons, if you wish.
In order to help you make an informed
decision, we invite you to view the
materials we use in school and give you
an opportunity to discuss any concerns.