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Science

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Coordinator: Bola Ayonrinde

Our science curriculum aims to create and nurture a sense of awe and wonder about the world around us. New ideas and concepts are explored through first-hand, practical experiences which encourage the children to ask questions and rationalise their thoughts with reasoned explanations. Through investigation and experimentation, children develop key scientific skills such as making predictions, planning their own investigations, recording observations, presenting and analysing data and evaluating their results.

Our curriculum explores umbrella terms such as 'animals, including humans', 'living things and their habitats' and 'plants' as well as 'forces', 'light', 'sound', 'Earth and space' and 'electricity'.

Topics are revisited across the key stage in order to build on prior knowledge and ensure progression. Wherever possible, links are made across other curriculum areas to enable children to be fully immersed in their learning.

Throughout the school, the science curriculum is enhanced through trips to Wakehurst Place, Ashdown Forest and Sayers Croft - to name a few - as well as visits by the Astronomy Roadshow and Blast Science.

We have also developed links with the science department at a local secondary school and this has provided enrichment opportunities for our Year 6 children.