Science

Science

In science we follow the national curriculum, this is taught through stand alone lessons and also a part of topic/theme work. We try to inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity; promoting the experience of exploring and investigating, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our children are encouraged to ask questions, take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment; whereby they acquire and apply core skills which equip them for an ever-changing world. 
 
In September 2019 we began the process to be awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM), we are really looking forward to enhancing our science provision through this award. Keep checking back for further information throughout the year.

Key Stage 1
During key stage 1 pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

The science key stage 1 curriculum consists of:

  • Sc1 Scientific enquiry 
  • Sc2 Life processes and living things
  • Sc3 Materials and their properties
  • Sc4 Physical processes

Key Stage 2
During key stage 2 pupils learn about a wider range of living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to make links between ideas and to explain things using simple models and theories. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They begin to think about the positive and negative effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts. They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, and communicate ideas using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts and graphs.

The science key stage 2 curriculum consists of:

  • Sc1 Scientific enquiry
  • Sc2 Life processes and living things
  • Sc3 Materials and their properties
  • Sc4 Physical processes