What children learn in science lessons
We want children to think and behave like a scientist. We want children to develop an investigative approach to learning so they acquire the key knowledge, skills and vocabulary to help them to make sense of the scientific world. Children will become confident in exploring and questioning the world. They will understand key scientific figures and their theories how they have contributed to the modern life and thinking.
Our approach to teaching science
Children are taught how to be a good scientist. Exposure to a rich curriculum delivered through practical first-hand experiences and based on thoroughly researched scientific theories, empowers them to acquire, use and apply disciplinary knowledge. Children up and extend their substantive knowledge of science through enquiry-based learning. There is a focus on recurring concepts and vocabulary that help children retain knowledge, make connections with previous learning and make sense of future learning.
Children’s achievements in science
Children demonstrate their scientific knowledge, thinking and skills across a range of topics. They will be able to articulate what a scientist does and how they behave. They will know that scientific theories need to be proven and validity of evidence always needs to be considered when seeking answers.