We aim to develop scientific knowledge and understanding through the studies of biology, chemistry and physics. We develop skills to work scientifically by encouraging children to ask relevant scientific questions, make observations, look for patterns, classify and group, compare, research and by taking part in controlled investigations. Children are encouraged to seek their own answers by collecting, analysing and presenting their data.
Whilst Science is timetabled as a discrete subject, many occasions arise to link with other subjects too. In particular, science opportunities are reinforced through Maths (data handling and measuring) and Computing (data loggers and sensors, cameras and researching).
Science is taught across the lower (Years 3 and 4) and upper (Years 5 and 6) key stage on a two-yearly cycle.
Years 3 and 4 - Cycle 1
Years 3 and 4 - Cycle 2
Years 5 and 6 - Cycle 1
Years 5 and 6 - Cycle 2