Science in the National Curriculum states that children must develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries. It also requires that the children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Our science topics are planned to cover these areas progressively.
Scientific knowledge is taught through investigative processes during which the children learn to plan investigations, research areas, obtain evidence and consider their results. Skills such as observing, questioning, predicting, measuring, recording, evaluating and communicating their findings (orally, graphically and in writing) are all developed as children move through the school.
Throughout their science lessons the children also further embed their skills from other subjects. Through collecting, presenting and analysing data they are applying their maths knowledge to the understanding of science. The children use extended scientific specific vocabulary to explain processes and their findings. Their spoken language is often commended when the children present their annual science projects in school and (for some) at the University of Warwick. As well as going on trips further afield and having in school workshops, we also make much use of our school grounds, in particular our ‘Nature Area’ and the local environment to support and enrich our learning.
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