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Science

The teaching of Science promotes an understanding of the natural, physical and technological world in which we live.  It provides both ks1 astrodomeknowledge about the world and a method – the scientific method for investigating, checking and finding out more.More science activities with younger children arise from an exploration of the world around them and everyday things.  Children are encouraged to explore, to observe and to order their observations in a logical way.  They will also have the opportunity to perform simple tests and gather and record data.
As children progress through the school they will be encouraged to develop enquiring minds and a scientific approach to problems.  DSCN2082Pupils will be taught elements of Biology, Chemistry and Physics during each academic year.  They will learn a range of investigative skills such as: setting up practical enquiries, making observations and obtaining evidence through measurement, gathering data, how to present their findings in different ways and how to draw reasonable conclusions from their findings.  In Years 5 and 6 pupils will identify scientific evidence that has been used to support of refute ideas/arguments.  Throughout, children will be taught to use equipment safely and accurately.  They will be taught to use ICT for measuring and recording data using sensors.
Pupils will be encouraged to relate their skills and understanding to many areas of everyday life, including safety considerations, following instructions, personal health, environmental concerns and domestic applications.DSCN2075At various stages of science teaching, children will be introduced to the life cycles of the main plant and animal groups.  This will include reproduction, seed dispersal and the rearing of young animals.

Please click on the link below for a basic outline of the knowledge, understanding and skills to be covered under each subject. How teachers organise, interpret and teach this may vary and is subject to change.

Curriculum overview for Science

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