Statement of Intent: Science
In science our children develop a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world around them. They work to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
In EYFS children study science in a variety of exciting topics which put science into context, including themes such as All about me, where children learn all about parts of the body, their senses and about keeping healthy. In KS1 and KS2 biology related topics include living things and their habitats, evolution and inheritance and animals including humans. Chemistry related topics include properties and changes in materials. Physics oriented topics include forces, light, electricity, Earth and space.
Throughout their science topics, our children are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is happening, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Scaffolding the learning from the classroom to the field and back to the classroom generates memorable, comprehensive and long term learning. The children share their findings, working to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data.
By the end of their primary education, our children will be able to use different types of science enquiries that help them answer scientific questions about the world around them. They will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.