Our science curriculum helps pupils develop scientific ideas and an understanding about the biological and physical aspects of the world and the processes through which they develop.
Science contributes significantly to our pupils' enjoyment and understanding of the world and their place within it. It is made accessible to all pupils through a focus on practical work, first-hand experience and special events designed to inspire and engage learners.
Teaching key skills like observations, predictions and evaluation of first-hand observations are of equal importance to knowledge and understanding. Science is taught either as a stand-alone subject or incorporated into our curriculum where applicable. This ensures a holistic approach in the acquisition of scientific skills and knowledge.
Systematic enquiry, analysis of problems, formation of ideas, testing and modification are encouraged through whole class, group or individual investigations and project work, designed to arouse pupils' natural curiosity.
Reading in Science
In Science, most of the learning is done through first-hand practical experiences. However, a range of non-fiction books are used in each year group which are matched to the child’s ability. Pupils use their reading skills to find out information from secondary sources, such as books and the Internet.