Our Science learning is taught through our Learning Journey’s and discretely where necessary. The scientific skill of ‘Working Scientifically’ is taught across all lessons. In line with the National Curriculum, the areas of study for this Key Stage are: Animals (including humans), States of Matter, Rocks, Plants, Living things and their habitats, Light, Electricity, Sound, Forces and Magnets, Evolution and Inheritance, Properties and Changes of materials, Earth and Space.
Through our teaching of Science we aim to:
- Stimulate pupils’ curiosity and excitement through more practical activity and less writing
- Develop pupils’ scientific knowledge and understanding through more discussions.
- Encourage pupils’ to ask questions and offer explanations about the world around them with using the ‘Science Capital’ approach.
- Increase their knowledge and understanding about the nature, processes and methods of science to encourage deeper thinking.
- Ask more questions to promote an understanding of the uses and implications of past, present and future science.
Through Science we can also:
- Improve pupils’ skills in writing, mathematics and computing.
- Develop pupils’ thinking.
- Encourage pupils’ to become reflective learners.