At Clayton Village Primary School, we believe science is the key to developing children’s curiosity and we want our children to work as scientists to develop their understanding of the world around them. Through our engaging and enquiry based themes for each term the children are able to fully immerse themselves in to exciting topics.
Becoming a scientist begins in our Early Years classroom where our children learn about science first hand; through carefully planned play based activities both inside and utilising our garden space outside. We keep children naturally inquisitive and excited about the world around them.
Our science curriculum in Key Stage 1 and builds upon the principles and aims to promote the skills needed for scientific enquiry. In Year 1, children continue to learn about science through carefully planned enquiries through provision indoors and outside in the garden area. In Year 2, children continue to learn key knowledge, methods and the uses of science through well planned activities.
In Key Stage 2 children broaden their view of the scientific world around them. Through practical lessons children are encouraged to think about their own understanding of the world, to ask questions and to explore ways in which these questions can be answered through scientific investigations. Children are taught how to make predictions, plan investigations, keep tests fair, use equipment safely, measure and record their results, draw conclusions and present their results.