Science

 
Through the teaching of high quality Science lessons, we hope our children will become curious and discover things about the world. By asking questions, making predictions, exploring what happens and analysing causes they can develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding whilst also understanding the uses and implications of Science for today and for the future. 
 
Science in our school follows the National Curriculum and covers Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Each year group follows the objectives as set out in the curriculum under the following topic areas:
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Seasonal changes
  • Rocks and soil
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets
  • States of matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Evolution and inheritance
Throughout these we also develop the children's skills working scientifically, including observing, fair testing, seeking patterns, identifying, classifying, analysing and presenting data. We will also develop the children's vocabulary by articulating their ideas, making their thinking clear and encouraging scientific discussion. 
 
We also celebrate Science during an annual STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) week.