At St Mary’s we aim to provide all children with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of Science, as set out within the National Curriculum, largely through their direct involvement in a range of practical / investigational activities as related to their age and stage of development.
Alongside this, there is more emphasis on children developing scientific enquiry skills through their own questioning together with independent and collaborative research and investigation in their pursuit of answers. This also includes the skill of recognising, understanding and implementing ‘fair testing’.
Children will study of a range of scientific areas – in KS1 this includes:
- Animals including Humans,
- Everyday Materials,
- Seasonal Changes and
- Living Things and their Habitats.
In KS2 children will learn about:
- Forces and Magnets,
- States of Matter,
- Earth and Space,
- Changes in States of Matter,
- Forces and
- Evolution and Inheritance.