Science gives pupils of all abilities the opportunity to investigate how and why things happen.

We encourage our pupils to be enquiring and curious about the wonderful world in which they live, and our work in Science gives pupils of all abilities the opportunity to investigate how and why things happen. 

From an early age, pupils are encouraged to make predictions and test their ideas using practical experiments. They consider how to make their tests fair and learn to make accurate measurements using a wide variety of tools and equipment, such as thermometers and Newton meters. As children progress through the school, they are expected to plan their own investigations to answer intriguing questions such as ‘Does the tallest person have the largest feet?’ or ‘Which rock would make the strongest castle?’ Children learn how simple scientific concepts explain everyday phenomena and the importance of science in everyday life.

Areas of Learning

The children in key stage 1 build up a knowledge of animals, including humans, plants, materials and seasonal changes.  As the children move into key stage 2 they build upon their prior knowledge and begin to investigate other scientific concepts such as habitats, light, forces and magnets, evolution and inheritance, states of matter, Earth and space and electricity.

Working Scientifically

The children are guided through the process of becoming scientific thinkers.  Initially they are encouraged to have enquiring minds about the world around them asking questions about ‘how’ and ‘why.’  Following on from this they are taught to build the confidence to plan, investigate, carry out scientific experiments and enquiries.  To complete their investigations they are encouraged to show and evaluate their findings always looking to expand their knowledge.

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