Opportunities for first hand experiences and practical activities help children to form a sound scientific understanding.  We encourage children to test out their ideas and questions and so develop the ability to apply scientific skills and concepts to solve problems.  They use a wide range of instruments and begin to develop an enquiry-based approach to learning. To ensure that concepts are developed and thoroughly explored they are revisited several times during each Key Stage.

Through a range of topics, children will learn about

  • living things and life processes
  • materials and their properties
  • physical processes