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Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. 


At Pinders Primary School we aim to:

  • Encourage the development of positive attitudes to science.

  • Deliver the National Curriculum Science in ways that are imaginative, purposeful, well controlled and enjoyable.

  • Help in developing and extending the children’s scientific concept of their world and encouraging them to ask deeper questions about the world around them.

  • Deliver clear and accurate teacher explanations and skilful questioning. Provide guidance but at the same time allowing children the freedom to explore as independently as possible.

  • Make strong, purposeful links between science and other subjects.

  • Use ICT in a meaningful way to extend learning.

  • Develop the use of scientific language, recording and techniques. Enable children to become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data whilst becoming experts at analysing the data they collect.

  • Develop the following skills of investigation – observation, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating and interpreting. 

*Children in the Early Years setting are taught the required science elements of the EYFS document (found under the Understanding of the World), through cross curricular themes.