Children are encouraged to become scientific enquirers and to develop their skills of observation, hypothesizing, investigating, drawing conclusions and making links.
Skills in analysing and checking are developed along with conceptual knowledge and understanding. Children use their growing scientific vocabulary to pose questions, control conditions, explain variations, classify, compare and contrast and record their findings.
We want to develop their sense of awe and wonder and to foster their natural curiosity to help them gain a wider and deeper understanding of the natural and man-made world. Through visits and use of our local area, including our school gardens and pond area, we help children to have first hand experiences and to see how their knowledge can be applied in real-life contexts. We have a wide range of resources to help children to carry out investigations and we use books and the internet to help children conduct their own research.