A sense of wonder about the world is key to childhood. We try to channel these emerging ideas in Science; to help children develop their powers of observation and their ability to explore concepts and reach conclusions.

Scientific ideas often provide the inspiration for half-termly topic work and cross-curricular links. Hands-on investigations allow children to learn how to use equipment safely and to discover more about the properties of materials and life and physical processes.

During Key Stage One children begin to ask key questions and work together to collect the evidence to find answers. They become more confident about making comparisons and deciding whether a test is fair. Children become more adept at using reference materials to pursue ideas and present their findings in drawings, charts and tables.

During Key Stage Two the children broaden their areas of study, work more systematically and make more complex links between ideas. They are able to apply their scientific knowledge to personal health, everyday things and natural phenomena. They present their findings in a more varied way, confidently using scientific language, graphs, diagrams and charts.