Science is planned following he long term plan and progression in knowledge and skills documents, found below. Each unit begins with an elicitation activity so that teachers can plan the learning appropriately. After the unit the children are assessed using the TAPS assessments. We use the Boxing Up method for activities that support 'Working Scientifically' as the children are familiar with this planning tool from their work in English lessons. An additional focus on working scientifically ensures pupils are taught practical scientific methods, processes and skills.
Through promoting an early love of science we hope to encourage children to continue study in science throughout their education. We do this by ensuring that the learning is based on their experiences and is driven by our curriculum drivers. We also provide exciting hands on experiences, school trips and visitors into school. We have a Science club after school.
In EYFS, science is included within the Understanding the World area of learning. As with other learning in Reception, children learn about science through play e.g. which objects float and sink during water play. Activities such as these help children develop vital skills such as observation, prediction and critical thinking.
Our Science Policy gives further information and details the vocabulary progression across the year groups.