Children are naturally curious. Our science curriculum builds on our learners natural curiosity about the world around them and promotes the desire to ask questions and investigate/discover the answers. Through a combination of both practical and content based learning, we aim to teach the children that the awe inspiring things in the world around them all have a purpose, a rational and a reasonable explanation behind them.
Our learners will know about, and understand the science behind, a wide variety of concepts including: Plants, Weather, Materials, Living Things and their Habitats, Rocks and Fossils, Electricity, Earth and Space, Sound and more.
Our aims are to:
develop learners’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life
build on learners’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world
use a planned and structured range of investigations and practical activities to give learners a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science
introduce learners to the language and key vocabulary of science
develop learners’ basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements
offer opportunities for learners to use the local environment to support with knowledge and understanding of scientific principles
develop the ability to measure and record results in an appropriate manner including the use of diagrams, graphs, tables and charts
work in a variety of contexts – individually, groups, whole class