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Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena.  It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do.  It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.  Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.

Science is going well when:

  • Children’s questions are valued and used to inform future learning
  • Children lead investigations and make independent discoveries
  • Lessons have a real-life context and we link topics with relevant scientists
  • Scientific learning is linked with other curriculum areas
  • We make good use of our local environment for enquiries
  • Children are using and applying scientific language