Our science subjects include:
Ms Priya - Science teacher
I find teaching at Newark very rewarding. The teachers strive to engage and motivate students to study subjects by helping them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of the subjects, and to assimilate their learning to their everyday life.
Having few students in the classroom is also very beneficial for both the students and myself as a teacher, as our lessons can be focused on each student’s personal needs. The school population is very diverse and this continues to show how fascinating our school is.
At Newark we recognize that science is important
Almost everything we do on a day-to-day basis requires some level of understanding that science can provide. Understanding the world we live in, cooking, DIY (do it yourself) or gardening, for example, requires some knowledge of science. Even just appreciating the causes of different types of weather or understanding the forces acting on a ball when we throw it rely on science. The technological world we live in also heavily depends on the scientists behind the scenes, and the more children that grow up interested in science, the more future medical experts and technological pioneers will come out of it. Of course, since children are naturally curious about everything, childhood is the perfect time to become involved in science.
In order to ensure that our science lessons are fruitful we ensure:
High levels of application and involvement of students in the lesson
Explanations are clear and well-understood
Students respond well in answering questions and, in turn, raise their own questions
A good range of activities allow for individual, paired and group work;
Whole-class activities consolidate students’ understanding
Students have excellent attitudes to work
The teachers are very skilled at asking questions for a range of purpose
The teachers are vigilant in monitoring progress.
We try to keep our laboratories as updated as possible.
Science at Newark