At George Washington Primary School Science is implemented in line with new National Curriculum requirements. As a highly valued subject that encourages and develops so many important skills, we believe that it is important that Science should be taught in a fun and enjoyable way to all year groups.
Science provides so many different opportunities for children to develop important life skills such as speaking and listening skills; observational, predicting, questioning and evaluating skills and develops a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world around us.
An emphasis is placed on ‘working scientifically’ through inspirational and engaging practical activities. We strive to develop a love of science where questioning and an exploratory attitude is at the heart of learning from our youngest children developing their knowledge and understanding of the world in Early Years right through to our eldest children in Year 6 planning their own scientific enquiries and fair tests.
Children will engage with a variety of programmes of study across each year group which range from investigating plants, animals and materials at Key Stage 1 before progressing on to light, sound, electricity and states of matter in Key Stage 2. Each programme covered will also in turn support children to develop their scientific vocabulary and questioning skills appropriate to their particular age range.