We aim to develop interest in science and to develop scientific knowledge and investigative skills.
Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum and all pupils are involved in some science activity each week. Each year group will study six units of work.
The children are taught about living things, materials and physical processes. These are taught through a range of activities, visits and visitors to school.
The children learn to investigate these things at first hand, using the school environment when appropriate.
Activities encourage the children to find out about the world around them and to help them raise their own questions. The children have opportunities to develop their skills in planning investigative work, selecting the equipment to use, carrying out activities safely and making decisions on how to present their results.
There are many cross-curricular links within the science curriculum. Mathematical understanding is developed as children interpret data and collate results on graphs whilst children may also write a list of instructions as part of their English lessons.