Based on first hand experience and related to everyday life. Understanding of the nature of everyday materials and how they change, growth and functions of animals and plants, light sound, electricity, magnetism, movement and forces.
Experiments are used to illustrate ideas and develop important skills such as measuring.
Children raise scientific questions and use their skills and knowledge to plan work to answer these questions e.g. which magnet is strongest?
Computers are used to collect and store information from experiments. They're also used to simulate real and imaginary situations. We have digital microscopes to observe and record many phenomena as well as data loggers to record the physical environment.
Children are taught to look closely, to measure and record their observations.
Children learn to present their work clearly in a variety of ways - using the correct terms.
Health and Safety
Children learn how to work safely and prevent accidents happening.