Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's future prosperity. Through science, we aim to give all our children some understanding of the world around them and teach them essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including planning investigations, predicting how things will behave, observing, analysing results and rationally explaining the results.
We strive to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and a love of Science, where questioning and an exploratory attitude is at the heart of learning. Speaking and listening is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop ideas with others. An emphasis is placed on working scientifically and we therefore adopt a very practical approach to teaching an learning in this subject.
The children study topics relating to the four main themes:
- Working Scientifically
- Life processes and Living things
- Materials and their properties
- Physical processes
Each topic is revisited at different levels as the children progress through the school. Please click on the link below to see the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 science.
At Banks Road, we enjoy learning through practical activities. Please click on our Science at Banks Road page to see some of our amazing scientific learning experiences.
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