Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also a way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us.

Science is a wonderful subject to develop the key skills of curiosity, perseverance, reflecting and thinking. In our school we aim for Science to be as practical as possible, and as meaningful to everyday life as we can. As such, children enjoy Science and the opportunities it brings for group work, investigation and knowledge acquisition. Children love learning about how the world “works”.

Our aims in teaching science include the following:

-        Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.

-        Fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment

-        Helping our children acquire a growing understanding of scientific ideas.

-        Helping develop and extend our children’s scientific concept of their world

-        Developing our children’s understanding of the collaborative nature of science.