Science

Children today are growing up in an increasingly technological and scientifically advanced world. On a daily basis, they are surrounded by the products of science, effected by scientifically driven public policy and are exposed to the endless number of scientific concepts in the natural world.  As a result of this, and more so than ever, being scientifically literate has become a necessity to succeed.

Together with maths, English and RE, science remains a core subject in our federation of schools. It encourages children to be curious about the questions they have, solve their own problems and make informed decisions based on evidence. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children begin their scientific journey by developing their skills of observation and prediction through guided games and play. As they progress through the key stages, children develop their investigation skills and study increasingly complex scientific ideas. By the end of Key Stage 2, children will have experienced the process of scientific enquiry; whereby they have created their own scientific questions and planned/carried out their own investigations to answer them.

Aims

  • Develop children’s scientific knowledge and their conceptual understanding though the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

  • Develop children’s understanding of nature, process and methods of science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

  • Equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future

 

To view the Science Long Term Plan click here