We see science education at this stage as a way of helping children to develop an understanding of themselves as human beings and of their environment. Through this understanding, they will be increasingly able to take a more responsible attitude to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and to creating a safe and pleasant environment, both for themselves and other life in our world. The skills required for scientific study are also skills required for learning across the curriculum and therefore we see science not as an isolated subject, but as part of the whole curriculum.
We provide carefully planned opportunities for the children to look carefully and closely at the world around them and to make sense of what they see. They are encouraged to develop a sense of curiosity and so develop an understanding and appreciation for their surroundings. Through such experiences, they develop practical skills, technical language and scientific concepts.