Science is a core subject of the National Curriculum.
It enables children to make sense of the world around them in a systematic way through observation, investigation and experimentation, recording and subsequent consideration of results.
Programmes of study:
Year One – Plants; Animals, including humans; Everyday materials; Seasonal changes
Year Two – Living things and their habitats; Plants; Animals, including humans; Uses of everyday materials
During Key Stage One children are expected to be:
§ asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
§ observing closely, using simple equipment
§ performing simple tests
§ identifying and classifying
§ using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
§ gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.
Through the programmes of study our children in years 1 and 2 are taught how to work scientifically and are given opportunities to: