Junior Scientists at Lathallan will tell you that Science classes here are challenging and fun!
Our Junior Scientists are involved in a myriad of learning opportunities – from pond dipping to dissections, using Bunsen burners and microscopes, building burglar alarm electrical circuits to making compasses. Pupils have the opportunity to find out about our world first hand. They consider how things work whilst reflecting on the contributions from past scientists as well as thinking about ground breaking new ideas in the media today and looking to how things may change or need to change in the future.
Lessons begin in the lower junior class of J3 and increase in frequency as the child progresses through the Junior School. A J7 pupil can have up to five lessons a week.
Junior Science is taught by a specialist teacher in a brand new, well-resourced, purpose built, dynamic laboratory which includes a smart board and tablets to encourage interactive learning. Lessons are very ‘hands on’ to help our pupils learn from their own experiences.
Lathallan’s fantastic school grounds and stunning location help to enrich pupil’s experiences and outdoor learning is encouraged.
Junior Science entails topic work from the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics with pupils being continually assessed through various methods.
Our junior scientists progress towards the planning and implementation of their own investigations whilst developing their skills in questioning, observing, measuring, recording, interpreting and making conclusions.
As a Green flag school we also have a very active and enthusiastic Eco committee who meet together every week.