Science

Our aim is to stimulate and excite pupil’s curiosity about the world around them and develop enquiring minds using a practical “hands on” approach. 

The children are encouraged to observe, question, hypothesise, interpret and record their findings using and building on their knowledge and skills.

The New National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses implications of science, today and for the future.

Pupils should be able to describe associated processes and key characteristics in common language, but they should also be familiar with, and use, technical terminology accurately and precisely.

Key Stage 1:
The principal focus of the science teaching in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly constructed world around them.

Key Stage 2:
The principal focus of teaching in Key Stage 2 is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them and develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Pupils should be able to draw conclusions based on their data and observations, use evidence to justify their ideas, and use their scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.