Science at Headstart School is largely about understanding the World (Thinking Processes). At Headstart, to understand what science is, the pupils just need to look around them. Science is, in one sense our knowledge of all – all that is in the universe: from the tiniest subatomic particles in a single atom of the metal in your computer’s circuits, to the nuclear reactions that formed the immense ball of gas that is our sun, to the complex chemical interactions and electrical fluctuations within your own body that allow you to read and understand these words.
But just as importantly, science is also a reliable process by which we learn about all that stuff in the universe. However, science is different from many other ways of learning because of the way it is done. Science relies on testing ideas with evidence gathered from the natural world.
Science helps to satisfy our natural curiosity, with which we were all born: Why is the sky blue? How did the tiger get its stripes, etc. From Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4, early learning to GCSE, Headstart provides a diverse science curriculum, which is hands on and practical at every opportunity.
The pupils understand that science affects life every day in all sorts of ways. Science is fun and accessible to anyone, whatever their needs may be.
Headstart applies an understanding of how science works to our everyday needs in life. Science to us is a process of discovery that allows us to link ideas and understanding. Science at Headstart is exciting; Our pupils are motivated by the thrill of seeing or figuring out something that is new to them.
Science is useful and fun; The knowledge can be powerful and reliable. We teach that it can be used to develop new technologies, treat diseases and deal with all sorts of everyday problems and challenges, from early years to early adulthood.