Science

Monmouth School Boys' Prep scienceAt 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
Michaelmas
(Biology)
Plants

Animals

Habitats

Digestion

Life Cycles

Human Growth

Classification

Heart, Lungs & Circulation

Lent
(Physics)
Forces & Magnets

Light

Sound

Electricity

Earth & space

Forces

Light

Evolution & Inheritance

Summer
(Chemistry)
Rocks States of matter Properties
& Changes of materials
Electrical Circuits
Technology

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

Rocket Challenge

Airboat Project – Testing & Evaluation Phase

Electronics Project