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Science

Please follow the link to see the Science curriculum in full on the Government website.


Aims
The National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Science at Priors Hall – a learning community is, wherever possible, practical, involving exploration and experimentation.

The principal focus in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to look more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. Children will observe changes over a period of time, notice patterns, group and classify things, carry out simple comparative tests, and find things out using secondary sources of information