As a STEM school science is a key part of the teaching at Evendons and is interwoven through the curriculum on a day-to-day basis. We recognise that in an increasingly scientific and technological age children need to acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes to better prepare them for modern life.
Young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning. At Evendons we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Through a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, children will experience the joy of having wonderful ideas, exploration and investigation – that is, the joy of finding out.
Real-life experiences are a fundamental part of our approach and members of the community are regularly invited in to share their experience and expertise. ‘House days’ where the children are vertically streamed (across year groups) generally have a STEM focus and allow the children to learn take on both mentor and apprentice roles and explore science in a cross-curricular manner.
At Evendons there is a whole school ethos of understanding and caring for the world around us and an understanding of our responsibility towards both the immediate and wider environment and community. This began with a campaign to save the original school building and has continued with regular work parties to develop the school site and grounds. This underpins the philosophy of the school and permeates everyday teaching and learning and is also demonstrated by our membership as part of the Roots and Shoots Programme (as endorsed by The Jane Goodall Institute).
We recognise that the school grounds offer a rich resource which we can utilise to inspire and effectively meet the requirements of the EYFS Framework and National Curriculum Programmes of Study.