Our aim in science is for pupils to develop the intellectual skills and practical ability that allow them to explore scientific ideas and the procedures of scientific investigation in a progressively more complex way. Whatever the scientific topics, pupils will learn to plan, hypothesise and predict.
Children will study at the appropriate level the following areas of science most of all which will be in a cross-curricular approach:-
The variety and processes of life :- pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of the diversity of past and present life-forms, the inter-relationships and their eco-systems.
The children learn to understand the organisation of living things, their survival and reproduction and learn about variations in life, inheritance of characteristics and evolution.
Types and uses of materials are studied to give the children some knowledge of properties and materials and their adaptions for specific purposes.
In physical processes pupils study the Earth and its atmosphere and changes to the latter.
Forces are examined so that pupils develop their understanding of the nature of forces, the significance of them and their effects on the movements of objects.
Children have opportunities to construct simple circuits, amongst other things, by studying Electricity and Magnetism. Sound and Light are also studied at the appropriate level for the age of the child.
To facilitate the study of National Curriculum Science Cambridge New Horizons and the Bedford Scheme has been purchased for both Key Stage 1 and 2. Other materials are used to supplement this.
We have some modern, well illustrated books which Staff and children consult for further information. Assessment of children’s progress is continuous and records are kept.
The Science policy and curriculum guidelines are available to view in school.