Science

Intent
 
As a core subject, we place a great emphasis on teaching science in our curriculum at Kenton Bar Primary school. Science develops investigative and reasoning skills and helps children to understand the world around them.
 
In our Early Years Foundation Stage, we aim to:
  • Develop curiosity about what children observe in the natural environment and themselves
  • Develop ability to find differences, similarities, patterns and change in the world around them and themselves.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, children study the National Curriculum for Science we aim to:

  • Provide the foundations for understanding the world through specific disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics)

  • Teach pupils the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science which are vital to the world’s future

  • Encourage pupils to use rational thinking to help explain a variety of phenomena

  • Encourage children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes

  • Develop children’s excitement and curiosity of science.