enjoy and show interest in science and have an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life
plan a range of investigations and practical activities to develop understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science
are introduced to the language and vocabulary of science
make accurate and appropriate measurements
use information and communication technology (ICT) in their science studies
ask questions, predict and consider the appropriate apparatus to be used
observe, make accurate and appropriate measurements and undertake a fair test
interpret results and evaluate scientific evidence
children will learn how to observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and physical processes. They will develop their ability to work independently and collaboratively to collect evidence, which will help them to answer a range of questions and make links with simple scientific ideas.
Children will also learn to evaluate the evidence they collect and consider whether tests or are fair. They will be encouraged to use different materials to find out more about scientific ideas and learn to share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.
children will learn about a wider range of living things, materials and physical processes by making links between ideas and explaining things using simple models and theories. They will be encouraged to apply their knowledge and understanding of science to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health.
They will be inspired to carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others using a range of reference sources. The children will also learn to communicate their findings using a wide range of scientific language, diagrams, charts and graphs.