Our aim is for every child to leave St Nicholas at the end of Year 6 with a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. Children will be given opportunities to enjoy, confidently explore and discover the world around them. Exciting, practical, hands-on experiences will encourage curiosity and questioning, laying the foundations for future studies. Exploration opportunities, talking about their ideas and answering questions will ensure a continually evolving knowledge of scientific language, to be confident in both written and verbal responses. Children will encounter more abstract concepts and begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates. They should also begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time. Pupils will be able to draw conclusions based on their data and observations, use evidence to justify their theories, using scientific knowledge and understanding to explain their findings.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils: