Essential characteristics of Science

The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.
Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.
Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork. A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.

We aim to encourage the children's natural enjoyment of exploration and develop their ability to observe, compare and classify. Children are given practice in undertaking their own experiments and they learn to record the findings in various ways. Science often complements the whole school topic and learning is extended and deepened through this cross curricular approach.