Science is a core subject within the curriculum and needs to be presented to children in an exciting, creative and innovative way. Providing a high-quality science education creates the foundations for children to understand the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
Science is all around us and is changing all the time. It helps the world develop and children should learn the essential aspects of knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Children will need to develop a body of key secure knowledge and concepts, be encouraged to use rational explanation, and have a sense of excitement and curiosity. Alongside this they should be encouraged to explain, predict and analyse with the class teacher providing a practical and experimental line of enquiry.
Each year group will focus upon a main part of the curriculum each term and the whole year will cover working scientifically, plants, animals, everyday materials, living things and their habitats and seasonal changes for Key Stage 1.
Key Stage 2 will cover working scientifically, plants, animals, rocks, light, forces and magnets, living things and their habitats, states of matter, sound, electricity, earth and space, evolution and inheritance, light and electricity.
Key Stage and Year Group Overview