Our science curriculum provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. It is our aim that children build up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts as they are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation, develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Children learn how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. Our curriculum recognises the importance of working scientifically and pupils experience, observe, explore, test, develop ideas and make connections as they look closely at the natural and humanly- constructed world around them. Our curriculum provides a wide range of opportunities to develop curiosity, ask questions and for children to develop a broad scientific vocabulary to help explain what they observe and find out.
In EYFS and in KS1 science is integrated into our 'Learning Journey' curriculum. In KS2, science is taught in three day blocks so that pupils can work systematically and scientifically, engaging in many practical learning activities.
Please see the science curriculum plan below for more detail about how we teach science.