Our children are taught to be young scientists, encouraged to explore how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things behave and analyse causes. Our approach is based on scientific enquiry and its five main components: comparative and fair testing, observing over time, seeking patterns, identifying, classifying and grouping, and the use of secondary sources. We challenge children’s curiosity through engaging and investigational activities, set in meaningful contexts, ensuring careful progression through detailed curriculum mapping. We often work outdoors.

Specialist vocabulary is introduced regularly and progressively and children are taught to communicate and question ideas through both teacher and child led, scientific discussions. We are committed to learning about scientists from a diverse range of ethnic backgrounds, both male and female, to encourage aspirations for all.

Investigating the properties of materials in EYFS