What do we learn in Science lessons?
Through each sequence of learning, children will build their foundational knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts, plus key information about scientists and inventors.
Covering the statutory content for the national curriculum for science, our science lessons have been designed to enable children to:
- Develop good scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through biology, chemistry and physics.
- Show good understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiry, answering scientific questions about the world around them.
- Build the scientific knowledge needed to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
How do these science lessons teach children to ‘work scientifically’?
Rather than teaching ‘working scientifically’ as a separate strand, the planning of our science lessons embeds a variety of approaches to answering questions through scientific enquiry:
- Making observations over time.
- Seeking patterns.
- Identifying, classifying, and grouping.
- Ensuring comparative and fair testing.
- Researching through secondary sources.