EARLY YEARS

Our unique week-long introduction into science is specifically aimed at reception years and Year 1 students. Designed to take advantage of young children’s natural curiosity and thirst for knowledge at this stage of their development, Future Minds is an interactive programme that allows children to sense, feel, prod, poke and experiment.

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EARLY YEARS

The content crosses all curricular subjects, such as science, literacy, art, maths and PHSE, instilling a foundation of knowledge, delivered in a fun, exciting and stimulating way.

The programme covers a full week and all resources, worksheets, teachers’ notes and guidance are provided. Our staff deliver workshops on the first day and introduce the mystery the children will explore; over the following days, the children will identify possible culprits, gather evidence, and use scientific processes and equipment to eliminate suspects and lines of enquiry. The final day offers the opportunity to raise the school’s profile in its community: by inviting parents, school governors, local councilors, etc. to view the progress the children have made on the ‘case’.

 

SCIENCE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING…

Introducing science in a formal setting, e.g. when children are older, can lead to assumptions that it’s an application based solely on the learning of facts. Broaching the subject of science at an earlier age allows them to apply their explorative nature, instinct to probe, and first-hand investigative experiences; this enhances and stimulates their interest earlier – and commonly, for longer. Teachers can’t pass on ideas: children should be encouraged to create and construct them as much as possible.

Technical language and our approach is wholly tailored to the age of the children. Our Future Minds programme gives young children (and the school) access to equipment that they wouldn’t necessarily use. Aspects of the programme involve methods to capture fingerprints and shoe-prints, gather hair and fibres, and the identification of tyre tracks and animal prints.

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Think Forensic Ltd
Lodge Street
Skelmanthorpe
Huddersfield
HD8 9DR

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