Science is about children developing a sense of enquiry and extending their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We live in an increasingly scientific and technological age where children need to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes to prepare them for life in the 21st century.
We believe that the teaching of science develops in children, an interest and curiosity about the world in which they live, and fosters in them a respect for the environment. We use a range of teaching methods in science lessons, with an emphasis on providing a curriculum which develops and extends the children’s scientific concepts and enables them to be curious. This will lead to children learning to work as scientists, planning and undertaking practical investigations.
During Key stages 1 and 2, Science is taught through cross curricular topics and also specific subject lessons. Wherever possible, links are made between science and other subjects, particularly literacy, maths, DT, history and computing. Activities are planned to cover the relevant key science skills and knowledge for each phase group, (Key Stage 1, lower Key Stage 2 and upper Key stage 2) with particular importance placed on children working practically so that they can make discoveries for themselves. Work is recorded in a variety of ways including the use of drawings, charts, graphs and photographs.
We follow the DfE guidelines to ensure the continuity of provision through out the school.