High-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. All pupils will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.
Children follow a programme of study which includes scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding, and the nature, processes and methods of science. This includes the study of living things and their habitats, plants, animals (including humans), use and properties of materials, rocks, light, sound, forces, electricity, Earth & space and evolution.
Scientific skills are taught within the context of these areas. Links to related subject areas such as Numeracy, are made. The children are given opportunities to take part in investigations and practical work during lessons.