We follow the National Curriculum (2014) and it is our aim that in Science children are developing their knowledge and understanding through practical ‘hands on’ investigations and experiences. Children learn to name, describe and explain using scientific vocabulary and asking questions. Learning to work scientifically is central to all science teaching and children learn a variety of approaches to answering scientific questions.
These types of enquiry include:
- Observing over time.
- Pattern seeking.
- Classifying and grouping.
- Comparative and fair testing.
- Research using secondary sources.
In Lower KS2 topics include: Plants, Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Rocks, Forces and magnets, States of Matter, Electricity, Light and Sound.
In Upper KS2 children’s learning focuses on developing a deeper understanding of scientific concepts including Living things and their habitats, Properties and changes of materials, Animals, including humans, Earth and Space, Forces, Evolution and inheritance, Electricity and light.