Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena and stimulates a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen the way they do. Our children have access to a broad science curriculum following the guidelines in the National Curriculum. Children at our school learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. We strive to develop children’s curiosity, enjoyment, skills and a growing understanding of scientific knowledge through an approach in which they raise questions and investigate the world in which we live.
We provide our children with knowledge and understanding through experience of five different types of Scientific Enquiry:
- Observing over time
- Pattern seeking
- Identifying, classifying and grouping
- Comparative and fair testing
- Research using secondary sources