Science is a core area of the National Curriculum which teaches the children to understand the world around them through three specific subject areas:
(Animals, Plants and Living Things)
(Materials, Rocks (and fossils), Liquids and Gases)
(Forces and Magnets, Earth, Sun and Moon, Light, Sound and Electricity)
(N.B. not all of the sub-topics are taught at Key Stage 1)
Alongside these three areas the children will also be taught how to "work scientifically" by using the scientific skills of enquiry, which includes the following:
- asking questions;
- making predictions;
- planning a fair test;
- recording data;
- evaluating evidence.
The teaching of Science will include practical investigations to enable the children to practice and develop their enquiry skills.
In Key Stage 1 Science is taught for one hour each week.
In Key Stage 2 Science is taught for two hours each week.