Science is taught from Foundation Stage through to Year 6. In Foundation Stage teachers carefully track and assess children and move them on in their science learning through a broad and balanced play based curriculum. The children in Foundation Stage love being outside in all weathers which means that they have daily access to their outdoor area including a well kept garden area boasting different flowers, fruits and vegetables (which the children are involved in growing) and digging pit which means they see firsthand both seasonal and weather changes.
In both KS1 and KS2 teachers use the International Primary Curriculum to teach science through the termly topic. As the children move into KS1 we begin to offer a more formal learning setting but we still aim to make science as practical as possible. Children go on nature walks in both the school grounds and the local area and start to do experiments. We are very lucky and have a pond, an orchard, a growing area, a bug hotel and many other outdoor habitats within our school grounds.
As children move through the school there is still a huge emphasis on practical based learning and science will get more challenging with a greater focus on the children doing investigations, making choices and researching for themselves, inspiring them to be mini Scientists.