Science is about exploring the immediate world. Since children learn first through touch, smell, taste, sight and sound, many early science activities enable children to sharpen their sense of awareness so that they can explore things more effectively.
We wish our younger children to observe living things and to recognise characteristics such as pattern and order. It involves asking questions; suggesting ideas, explanations and making predictions, designing investigations and experiments; using scientific apparatus properly and being able to use the evidence.
Work throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 covers the following areas:
Life processes and living things
Materials and their properties
Our Science curriculum contributes to the development of thinking skills, emphasising the importance of knowing how to learn, as well as covering what the children need to learn.
Where possible, the Science subjects link with the current Topic for that term.