Science stimulates and excites the children's curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies their curiosity with knowledge. Science allows them the opportunity to experiment, to explore and to discover in a practical and genuinely exciting way.
In Years 1 and 2 children observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical phenomena. They work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They begin to evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables using IT when appropriate.
Areas of study include: Plants and Animals, Sound, Light and Dark, Electricity, Forces and Movement, Health and Growth, Ourselves and Materials.The science curriculum allows the children to enjoy the thrill of discovery and to question and discuss science based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world. What fun!