Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do and it teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Science changes as human understanding and experience changes.
At Fairfield our children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. They are encouraged to carry out their own investigations and discover things for themselves.
Links to progression in science:
Reception investigating which objects float and sink.
Year 1 investigating different materials.
Year 1 investigating the different senses.
Year 3 investigating how a dandelion seed grows.
Year 5 making links to the world around them by making machines.