Science’s importance lies in developing the children’s natural curiosity about the world. It should give them the confidence to make their own observations and draw their own conclusions.
Briefly, Science is divided into four areas:
- Scientific Investigation – the children are encouraged to observe, to ask questions, to make predictions, to measure and to carry out a fair test during the course of practical work.
- Life and Living Processes – Looking at plants, animals, humans and their environment.
- Materials and Properties – What are things made of? What happens if we heat them or cool them down?
- Physical Processes – These cover electricity, magnetism, forces, light, sound and the Earth in space.
At Buckshaw Primary School, Science also links with other aspects of the curriculum. We find that the skills we are promoting permeate all areas to produce balanced, thoughtful individuals who are experienced in decision making.