Science is about children developing a sense of inquiry and extending their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Children will be taught to have an appreciation of nature and the outside world. We use a range of teaching methods in science lessons, with an emphasis on the curriculum which develops and extends the children’s scientific skills and enables them to be curious about the world and the subjects they are learning about. 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. We believe this creates a “science journey” from reception to Year 6.
The Early Years Foundation Stage, activities are planned in relation to the “Understanding the World” area of the foundation stage curriculum and will make links to other statements to the Early years Framework. The activities are planned in a through the topic areas that are interesting,enjoyable and appropriately pitched for Early years children.
During Key stages 1 and 2, science is taught as specific subject lessons and may have links to a Topic. Wherever possible, links are made between science and other subjects, particularly english, maths, DT and ICT. Our aim is build science specific vocabulary along their journey