Our primary aim in science is clear; to spark curiosity! With practical investigations at the heart of our science learning, we allow children to learn through questioning, exploration, analysis and explanation. We encourage our children to be able to question the world around them and make meaningful links to everyday life, where possible. Through our lessons, we make ourselves aware of our impact on the world around us and consider ways in which we can contribute towards a better future, for our planet and its inhabitants.
We have developed a common approach to scientific investigation, following the 5 C’s of Science: Consider, Carry Out, Collect, Compare and Conclude. This approach starts in Year 1 and is progressively built upon, until children are fully confident in:
- Posing questions
- Making reasoned predictions
- Developing methods to answer questions
- Fair testing
- Collecting results
- Drawing conclusions
- Challenging themselves
Across the school, children follow the content of the National Curriculum for England, with opportunities for additional science learning. To ensure that our children are fully immersed in the wider creative curriculum, the science coverage for each year group is included within the curriculum map.