We encourage children to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that help to make sense of the world around them. The children will learn about materials and their properties, physical processes of life and living processes to help them understand scientific ideas.
Through practical experience the children will learn how to work scientifically. They will do this by observing closely, identifying and classifying, asking and answering questions. The children will formulate and carry out their own investigations, where they are taught to discuss, communicate and evaluate their findings, making links to the wider world.
We are fortunate to have a large field, pond and nature area where the children can study a variety of plants and small animals to support their learning. There are also several school trips and visitors invited to the school which are organised around a scientific theme.
The Progression of Skills for Science from Reception to Year 2 can be found here. (PDF, 276.81 kB)