Wherever you look, whatever you do and wherever you go, science is all around us.
Human nature is to be curious about the world we live in and children enjoy being curious and inquisitive. From an early age children ask the question ‘Why?’ As parents and teachers we may not always have the answers to these questions but it can be fun trying to find out and make sense of what is happening all around us.
Primary Science is split into four areas:
- Scientific Enquiry
- Life Processes and Living Things
- Materials and their Properties
- Physical Processes
Scientific enquiry is the area that the children seem to enjoy most. Discovering things for themselves, rather than being told, is a great way to learn in a meaningful way. It’s not always finding out why things work but also learning from why things don’t work.
Our Science curriculum follows the objectives outlined in the National Curriculum. It is broken down by year group and each year group studies five statutory modules and one optional module. We use 'Switched on Science' resources produced by Rising Stars together with "Twinkl Plan it" to ensure that all of the prescribed curriculum content is covered throughout each Key Stage.
Please see the documents below for a more detailed overview of the areas covered in Science at Lindens:-