We aim to ensure that through science, children will extend their knowledge and understanding of the natural and physical world in which they live. it is hoped that, through their work in science, the children will develop a fascination and respect for our natural world.
The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all children experience every topic, and build upon their knowledge and skills as they progress through the school. The children will be provided with regular opportunities to work scientifically whilst experiencing a range of practical investigations. The children will also learn about science in history, investigating the work of important scientists.
It is expected that these skills will develop the children's ability to communicate original ideas and to work in partnership with others as well as developing an awareness of associated health and safety issues.
The teaching of science allows for regular links with other subjects, for example, healthy eating will be examined in RSHE as well as in biology.
The topics covered each year are shown on each year group's curriculum map.