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Science at Oaklands


Young children learn best through play, exploration and fun, practical activities. Science is more than test tubes, complicated apparatuses, and physical and chemical reactions. Science is everywhere and children can learn science concepts through simple everyday activities. Satisfy your child’s curiosity by engaging them in fun, easy activities and watch as they learn new concepts quickly.


At Oaklands, Science is delivered through the school curriculum which is a mix of International Primary Curriculum topics and ‘Out and about’ topics. In addition, we also have regular whole school curriculum enrichment days where the science co-ordinators will plan activities to enrich and engage the children. In recent years, we have had ‘Mad Science’ come into the school to enhance the children’s learning and these are often successful.


Some children learn best through sensory activities so you can play simple games with your child using their senses – what they can hear, see, taste, smell and feel. Use simple language when teaching your child new concepts. There are some useful websites attached below.


Useful websites:
http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/activities/science-activities
This website contains simple and practical everyday activities you could do at home with your child.


http://www.science-sparks.com/2013/04/27/kitchen-science-round-up/
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/experiments/
These websites requires adult support using household materials to create fun and exciting experiments to do with your child.


http://gws.ala.org/category/sciences
This useful website provides links to different websites for online learning.


Here are some websites with ideas for multisensory learning:
http://www.learning4kids.net/list-of-sensory-play-ideas/
http://handsonaswegrow.com/sensory-activities-for-kids/

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