The science curriculum offers children the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas, to stimulate interest and curiosity in the world around them and to think critically about the explanations and ideas put forward. We believe that practical science work really engages children with subject and helps them to enjoy it.
The development of skills is acquired through a range of scientific enquiry following the National Curriculum requirements of study at KS1 and KS2, taught through the creative curriculum, and monitored by class teachers and the science subject leader.
Science activities at the Foundation Stage are part of the Early Learning Goals, mainly in the area of “Knowledge and Understanding of the World”. Emphasis will be placed on exploring scientific concepts through play activities.
The science curriculum will also contribute to the wider aims of primary education as taught through the creative curriculum. Science will also offer a range of contexts for the development of literacy and mathematical skills. ICT will be used as and when appropriate.