We teach a sequence of knowledge and concepts through a series of different science units. In the Early Years, teachers introduce science content through class discussion and observation. Examples may include discussions around changes in the local environment such as leaves falling from trees, different weather and climate conditions. Teachers also provide activities which enable pupils to experience and manipulate everyday materials to gain an understanding of what is occurring and why.
Science is taught as a discreet lesson in classes from Years 1 -6. Through this approach we seek to lay the foundations for understanding the world. As children experience the curriculum they are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They begin to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.
Children secure their scientific understanding through asking scientific questions and working as scientists to investigate and test hypothesis. The children also learn about important scientists, their work and the impact it has had on our world today and in the future.
Our science schemes of work are attached at the foot of this page.