Science is the study of the universe and everything in it! Every aspect of life is touched by science, from our relationship with the living world to the origins of life and the universe itself. Scientists are inquisitive, they develop theories then test these in the real world through experimentation. Our pupils follow this scientific process at Lewis Street and Christ Church making real discoveries for themselves as they progress through school, investigating the world around them from our nursery onwards. During science our pupils will plan to collect data, observe the world around them, analyse their findings and evaluate their experiments. Throughout our science provision we commit that 'Every child will have the opportunity to participate in the scientific process by discovering something directly from observation and using this (and other data) to make an analysis of a scientific phenomenon.'
Throughout our learning we make connections between our scientific key concepts: Diversity, Energy, Life Cycles, Interactions and Systems.
Learning builds on these concepts throughout the academic year as well as across the different year groups, with experimentation and investigation at the heart of as many lessons as possible.
To develop and nurture inquisitive and enthusiastic scientists we understand that the teaching of science must be: