Science

    Lisa Cole

    Science Coordinator

    The aim of science education is to help children understand the world around them. We encourage the children to build a body of knowledge through the experimental testing of ideas. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills. Science is also a collaborative activity where ideas and suggestions are shared and investigated together. Through practical activities and team work, children experience and learn how to work together, have mutual respect for one another and value social cohesion.

    Science Lessons

    The lessons are organised into topic areas and include opportunities for working scientifically. This allows children to discover and explore the key concepts in each area to develop their scientific curiosity. Our science curriculum builds on knowledge and skills so that learning shows clear progress as our children grow. The topic areas we cover are:

    • Plants
    • Animals including humans
    • Living things and their habitats
    • Materials
    • Seasonal changes
    • Physical processes
    • ​Rocks/Earth and space
    • Evoluation

    Through our thematic curriculum, we ensure science is interwoven into each topic theme to make it relevant and understandable for the children. This is possible because science has cross-curricular links to maths, english, history, geography and DT.