Through the teaching of science, we build upon children’s natural curiosity. We develop their knowledge and investigative skills and enable them to observe, record and report their findings. All children are encouraged to carry out practical activities so that they can see themselves as scientists. This includes working in a scientific way- asking why things are the way they are and what happens when things change.
Through child initiated activities children are encouraged to use a variety of equipment in a safe way and use the equipment to carry out their own experiments.
All science at our school is based around the following key areas.
- Working Scientifically - developing questioning and scientific skills.
- Animals, including humans and their habitats.
- Everyday materials.
- Seasonal changes.
- Working scientifically
- Living things and their habitats
- Animals including humans
- Uses of everyday materials
Our aim is develop our children to be independent thinkers who can use their scientific knowledge to make informed conclusions about what their see in their everyday lives.