Updated: 28th September 2016
A scientific education provides the foundations for understanding the world through biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
In Key Stage 1 pupils should experience and observe Science, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice.
In Lower Key Stage 2 pupils should broaden their scientific view of the world around them. They do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday experiences and the relationships between living things and familiar environments. They also begin to develop their ideas about functions, relationships and interactions.
In Upper Key Stage 2 pupils develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. They do this through exploring and talking about their ideas; asking their own questions about scientific experiments; and analysing functions, relationships and interactions in more detail.
This subject is coordinated by Katy Hughes and Rick Lee.