Children will follow National Curriculum guidelines working to the programmes of study at key stage 1 which have been reviewed in the light of Curriculum 2000. A minimum of 18% of curriculum time will be allocated to science. There may be cross curricular links which will increase and enhance the other areas of the curriculum and programmes of study.
Objectives can be summarised as follows:
a. To develop observational skills
b. To develop a scientific approach to problems, and foster an increasing curiosity.
c. To explore and investigate in order to acquire scientific knowledge.
d. Use hands on experience and secondary sources to gather information.
e. Communicate and record findings / discoveries in a variety of ways, including using I.C.T. and reflect on evidence.
f. To explore values and attitudes through science.