We place great emphasis on investigative skills in science. It is important that children understand scientific methods and are able to conduct fair tests with accuracy. We believe that they also understand scientific concepts more effectively if they have practical experience of undertaking experiments.
In Key Stage 1 we encourage the children to look more closely at the world around them, to become more curious and begin to ask questions. In Key Stage 2 we continue to develop scientific thinking and scientific working.
Throughout both key stages, children learn how to make comparisons and identify similarities and differences; make careful observations and draw conclusions form their observations; make predictions and suggest questions that can be tested; plan and carry out investigations with fair tests; collect evidence and present results and draw conclusions.
Knowledge in science is learnt through a combination of experiment based learning, class teaching and using software to explain factual information and test learning.
Children learn about physical processes, life and living processes and materials and their properties. Please click here for more information on our science curriculum.