Science will predominantly be taught as a separate lesson but will be linked to our topic work where appropriate. We will encourage our pupils to be curious about natural phenomenon and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them. In Reception we start to develop blocks of knowledge and concepts alongside the development of enquiry skills. Key scientific terminology will be introduced each lesson. Pupils will be able to carry out simple tests and experiments using equipment and to gather and record data. Yearly Science weeks will enhance the delivery of our science curriculum as will the use of our local environment.
They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study: