We teach about the nature, processes and methods of Science through enquiry and develop the children’s scientific knowledge alongside the acquisition of scientific skills. We aim to encourage thinking about the current/future uses and implications of Science in everyday life.
In Key Stage 1, children are helped to develop their ideas through using scientific enquiry to answer their own questions, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out simple comparative tests, and finding out things using secondary information. Communicating ideas using scientific vocabulary and learning about Science using first-hand practical experiences are also given a priority.
In Key Stage 2, the main focus is to enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments and by beginning to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions. In upper Key Stage 2 we aim that pupils will develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas and further develop their concepts and extend their scientific skills.