Our rationale for Science:
Science is a key life skill which children must acquire to age related expectations by the time they leave Primary education, wherever this potential is possible.
We believe science encompasses the acquisition of skills and knowledge, concepts and positive attitudes using the National Curriculum age related expectations.
Science skills should be taught to enable children to communicate using specific and precise language involving mathematical, logical and creative thinking. Children should develop skills to help them problem solve, designing ways to test and to find out answers to problems and questions; selecting and using scientific equipment and collating and interpreting results so as to become increasingly confident in their growing ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence.
The main focus of our approach will be through open-ended investigations where we encourage children to recognize the need for, observation, sorting and classifying, research, fair testing, pattern seeking, making things and developing systems.