At Sellindge Primary School we intend for children to be curious about the world in which they live and we strive for our science curriculum to be hands-on and fun.
Children are naturally inquisitive and we aspire to help them find their own answers to those 'why' questions.
The National Curriculum for Science for England explains that 'working scientifically, specifies the understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science ...' We intend that scientific enquiry underpins our Science Curriculum and enables children to work scientifically to answer scientific questions.
What does this look like?
Science in our Reception class is covered in the 'understanding of the world' area of the EYFS Curriculum. It gives children the opportunity to problem solve, explore, predict, observe, think and talk about the world around them. Our Hedgehog class take part in a weekly 'Woodland Wander' where they explore their environment, notice seasonal change and experience just how wonderful their environment is.
KS1 and KS2
In KS1 and KS2 we use the Kent Scheme of Work for our science curriculum and appropriate cross curricular opportunities.
We start each unit with a 'big question' to get the children hooked into their learning and to begin using those questioning skills