"The important thing is to never stop questioning."
As a core subject, science is given a high priority. It is recognised as an active, practical subject and children are encouraged to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding through first-hand experience where ever possible.
The science curriculum covers the following areas: scientific enquiry, life processes and living things, materials and their properties, physical processes.
Scientific Enquiry & Investigative Skills
Developing investigative skills is a key requirement of the primary science curriculum. One important aspect is thinking about safety, so we always talk about wearing protective clothing, washing hands, and using the correct, well-maintained equipment.
Your child will learn about the properties of different materials the whole way through primary school, in increasingly complex detail. The lessons encourage children to start understanding the properties of and differences between materials and their possible uses.
Understanding physical processes is a core science learning objective throughout primary school. This area focuses on sound, forces and electricity.
Life processes and living things
Your child will study life and living things throughout primary school, looking at the complexity of nature in increasing detail as they advance through each school year. Children learn about humans, animals, plants and the environment.