At Monmouth School Boys’ Prep we firmly believe that the upper primary age-range is where the crucial foundations to a lifetime’s understanding of science are laid and where the underpinnings of a lifetime of science education really begin. Therefore, Science is taught through enquiry, experiment and attempting to be as ‘hands on’ as possible in order to try to facilitate a deeper understanding of the topic in hand.
Every year we host the annual Monmouth School Boys’ Prep Science Fair where Prep IV boys develop their own science project and present their results in a competition at the Blake Theatre in the summer.
Science Curriculum Overview
|Prep I||Prep II||Prep III||Prep IV|
Heart, Lungs & Circulation
|Forces & Magnets
|Earth & space
Evolution & Inheritance
|Rocks||States of matter||Properties
& Changes of materials
In Technology the boys learn how science may be applied in the machines and devices which surround us in our everyday lives. To this end they carry out projects where they go through the whole design process.
Technology Curriculum Overview
|Michaelmas||The Design Process||Gears
Clock Project – Design Phase
|Airboat Project – Design Phase|
|Lent||Bridge Project||Clock Project – Building Phase||Airboat Project – Building Phase|
|Summer||Wheels & Rollers Project||Buggy Project
|Airboat Project – Testing & Evaluation Phase