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Science is all about understanding the world around us. At Kingsthorne, we aim to ensure children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future through the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.


Early Years.
Science is all about enjoyment, awe and wonder. The children will learn to:

  • Ask questions stimulated by their exploration of their world.
  • Draw on their everyday experience to help answer questions.
  • Use their senses and simple equipment to make observations.
  • Respond to prompts to say what happened.

Key Stage 1.
In Key Stage 1 the children will:

  • Experience and observe phenomena, looking closely at the natural and human-made world around them.
  • Be encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice.
  • Develop their understanding of scientific ideas through the use of first hand experiences of different types of scientific enquiry.
  • Use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate this in a variety of ways.


Key Stage 2.
In Key Stage 2 the children will:

  • Broaden their scientific view of the world around them.
  • Explore, test and develop ideas about everyday phenomena.
  • Ask questions about what they observe and make decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are best to answer them.
  • Carry out simple comparative and fair tests.
  • Use scientific language to talk and write about what they have found out.
  • Draw conclusions based on their data and observations.
  • Read, spell and pronounce scientific vocabulary correctly.

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