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Science

At Oatlands we place huge importance on the practical, cross-curricular teaching and learning of science. We aim to develop the natural curiosity of our pupils through hands-on experiences that encourage them to hypothesise, predict and analyse.

We strive to develop the enquiry and questioning skills needed for life in an increasingly scientific world and to develop vocabulary by teaching above and beyond the expectations of the National Curriculum in an exciting and challenging way.

It is our intention through investigative science that our pupils will deepen their respect for the natural world and all its phenomena as well as increase their care and appreciation of it. With this in mind, we run a whole school Eco Club which guides and supports our school to be green, clean and sustainable.

Computing 

At Oatlands Infant School, we want to prepare our pupils for the digital world we live in today. Technology is changing the lives of everyone and through teaching computing, we equip our children to participate in a rapidly changing world where work and leisure activities are increasingly transformed by technology. 

It is our intention to enable our children to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information. We also focus on developing the skills necessary for children to be able to use information in an effective way. 

Computing skills are a major factor in enabling children to be confident, creative and independent learners and it is our intention that children have every opportunity available to allow them to achieve this both explicitly within computing and also across other curriculum subjects.

Design and Technology

At Oatlands Infant School we believe that Design and Technology prepares children to take part in the development of our rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. We aim to encourage children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities, responding by developing ideas and eventually making products and systems.  This allows them to reflect on the uses of past and present Design and Technology, evaluating its impact. This helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.

 

 

 

Interested in visiting our school? We conduct regular small group tours. If you would like to join one, call 01423 871036 to arrange.
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