Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. We aim to inspire and excite the children's curiosity about the world around them and develop their skills of enquiry and investigation. Children learn to observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes. Through practical experiences they learn to plan and carry out investigations, record their results in a variety of ways and draw conclusions. Children begin to appreciate the way in which science may affect their own lives, contributes to technological change and the future of the world.
The school uses the national curriculum as the basis of its scheme of work for science. The scheme of work is organised into a two year rolling programme, where every child visits the same knowledge areas of the curriculum in any academic year, covering the content that is suitable for their age and stage. This ensures that children will not miss or repeat any area of the curriculum.
The science curriculum areas are as follows:
Ourselves and other animals, Habitats (Biology)
Changing materials (Chemistry)
Light and Sound (Physics)
Plants, Keeping fit and healthy (Biology)
Properties of materials (Chemistry)
Electricity, Forces and movement (Physics)
At present we are following our Cycle B curriculum. The objectives covered during this time are detailed in the links below.
» Upper KS2 (link to UKS2 document attached)