The science curriculum aims to develop pupils’ natural curiosity about the world around them.
This begins in EYFS (Reception) where, through play and exploration of their immediate and wider environment, pupils are encouraged to ask questions, talk about changes and make links between their ideas and what they observe.
During Key Stage 1 the emphasis on the scientific knowledge and understanding is focussed on biology and some physical science. Pupils will learn about plants, animals including humans, everyday materials and their uses, and seasonal changes (Year 1 only).
Pupils’ skills in working scientifically will be developed further through recognising questions can be answered in different ways using observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions and gathering and recording data to help answer questions.
During Key Stage 2 Pupils will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of plants, animals including humans and living things and their habitats. They will also learn about evolution and inheritance. The chemistry and physics content increases in Key Stage 2. Pupils will learn about rocks, states of matter, properties and changes of materials; light, sound and forces, including magnets.
‘Teach children how they should live and they will remember it all of their lives.’ Proverbs 22:6
Our vision is to provide a secure, happy learning community based upon Christian Values in which each child is encouraged to reach their full potential.
We aim to support the children's developing skills as learners by:
- Providing a secure foundation upon which individuals can grow into independent, challenged learners.
- Stimulating active learning experiences,that develop children's awareness of themselves as learners.
- Valuing every child irrespectve of gender, disability,age, race or culture and ensure that they have an active voice in school and know that their opinions matter.
- Supporting children in succeeding in their learning and finding opportunities to celebrate their success.
- Developing skills of independence, co-operation and self- motivation.
- Contributing to the wider community, both locally and globally.