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Please contact Mr B Glendinning for more detailed information about our school's curriculum offer for Science.

Curriculum Overview

In Science, the children’s work encompasses the following areas: working scientifically, biology, chemistry and physics. The former relates to the nature, processes and methods of Science. It is not a separate strand, but is embedded within the content of the other three strands. Skills including asking relevant questions, setting up practical enquiries, observing, taking accurate measurements, recording & presenting data and concluding, are seen as essential to the development of a sound scientific knowledge base. This may be enhanced by class visits, in-school presentations or support from outside agencies. Children are made aware of safety in all aspects of scientific investigation, at a level appropriate to the age and understanding of the individual. The children are provided with a wide range of situations, materials and activities designed to enable them to develop their skills of scientific enquiry and learn about a wide range of living things, materials and phenomena.