A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

At St Denys C.E. Infant School, we aim to:

  • Encourage the children’s curiosity.
  • Enable them to acquire knowledge with understanding.
  • Develop ways of thinking, investigating and communicating ideas.

We provide an experience-rich environment where the children are able to find out about the world around them and extend their experiences in Science. 

They are given opportunities to:

  • Observe and explore using their senses.
  • Ask questions.
  • Collect, communicate and evaluate evidence.
  • Make suggestions and develop the confidence to test their ideas.
  • Collaborate with others.
  • Develop skills to carry out investigations safely.
  • Develop and use appropriate vocabulary.
  • Children will be made aware of the risks to health and safety when handling living things, materials and equipment.They will be taught to take necessary precautions.
  • Children will be taught to respect the environment and all living things.