Science stimulates pupil’s curiosity, develops their sense of enquiry and their understanding of the world around them. Children learn to work as scientists, planning and undertaking practical investigations on their own and with others.
At Early Years Foundation Stage, activities are planned in relation to the “Understanding the World” area of the foundation stage curriculum. Children’s progress and achievements are assessed against the Early Learning Goals at the end of reception.
In Key Stages 1 and 2 the science curriculum is taught discretely but links are made to the other subjects where it is authentic to do so. The focus is on ‘hands- on’ Science and real life learning so that the children can put their knowledge into practice with investigations and experiments.
Extra – curricular opportunities are available in the form of Science club, Science book clubs (judging the Royal Society book awards) and a summer Science Fair. This enthuses our children to love Science and explore how it is relevant and useful in their everyday life.
If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum, please contact your Class Teacher or our Head Teacher, Mrs Roddy.