Science

Vision

Our vision is that science lessons should provide pupils with learning opportunities which encourage exploration, discovery and which develop pupils’ understanding of the world around them. Science lessons should contribute to pupils’ enthusiasm for and enjoyment of science. Wherever possible, learning should involve engaging hands on experiences which encourage questioning and investigation.

We understand the importance of teaching the specific skills, knowledge and vocabulary which will equip pupils to explore and ask questions about the world around them now and in the future.

Curriculum

In Nursery and Reception, children are encouraged to explore their environment and hands on activities, during which they are taught language which will support them to ask questions and communicate their observations.

In Key Stage 1 and 2, children have weekly science lessons. These are structured around a science topic with a key question which drives the learning.

Within each topic, children work scientifically, developing their knowledge, skills and scientific vocabulary. Pupils are encouraged to:

  • Ask questions;
  • Develop skills of observing and measuring;
  • Plan and set up different types of enquiries;
  • Identify and classify;
  • Perform tests;
  • Gather and record data;
  • Use equipment;
  • Report, present and communicate data and findings.

Pupils also experience a range of trips and workshops which support their learning in science.