Science is about children developing a sense of enquiry and extending their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. We use a range of teaching methods in science lessons, with an emphasis on the curriculum which develops and extends the children’s scientific concepts and enables them to be curious about the world. This leads to children learning to work as scientists, planning and undertaking practical investigations. Teaching and allowing children to develop their scientific skills is a key part to our curriculum.
The Early Years Foundation Stage, activities are planned in relation to the “Understanding the World” area of the foundation stage curriculum. The activities are planned in a cross curricular way through topic areas that are interesting,enjoyable and appropriately pitched.
During Key stages 1 and 2, science is taught through both cross curricular and specific subject lessons. Wherever possible, links are made between science and other subjects, particularly literacy, maths, DT and ICT.