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At Fairfield Park Lower School, we value Science. WE ARE SCIENTISTS!

All pupils in science should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science, including the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

The teaching of science should develop and foster the children’s interest, curiosity and sense of awe and wonder in the world in which they live. It should also foster their respect for the environment.

Science is about developing an understanding, making sense of our environment, primarily through first-hand experience, exploration, interaction with scientific phenomena, and developing scientific language. 

Children engage in activities, which encourage them to ask questions, to actively research, to learn through practical experiences and to offer their own solutions to problems, enabling them to become independent, effective and enthusiastic learners.

They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

For our Progression of Skills in Science, please click the following link:

Science Knowledge & Skills Progression of Skills Yr R - Yr 4

Working scientifically Progression of Skills Yr R - Yr 4