Science

Our Science curriculum is based on the learning objectives set out in the National Curriculum 2014 document.

Click here for an overview of the learning objectives for each year group...

"We want the children to ask questions! Science teaches children understanding of natural phenomena and aims to stimulate their natural curiosity. It encourages them to find out why things happen and ask questions about the world in which they live."

Science plays an important part in our everyday lives. We want the children to also begin to understand the way in which science has shaped, developed and maintained our world and begin to think about how science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.
Science is taught through the area of ‘knowledge and understanding of the world’ in the early years. Children are taught to explore, investigate, question and understand the world around them.
The children are taught to observe accurately, classify, test and interpret their findings.

 

Woodpecker Class investigating the evaporation of water over time.

 

“Motivational attitudes in science can be developed by making science relevant and imaginative: as teachers we need to ‘seize the moment’ and be creative in our teaching” (Johnston, 2003)

 

Don't forget to look at the many links to the online science activities on our games page.