At Limes Farm Infant School and Nursery we believe that science is inclusive and fosters curiosity in all children. We want children to experience and observe natural phenomena as well as look more closely at the natural and humanly constructed world around them. Through our science topics we encourage the children to develop their curiosity by encouraging them to ask questions about what they notice, express their opinions and make links with other areas of learning.
At our school we teach scientific concepts through the use of first-hand practical experiences, as well as using some appropriate secondary sources, such as books, photographs and videos to support children’s learning.
The children have opportunities to develop their understanding of different scientific ideas by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions. These include observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, making links as well as grouping and classifying things.
Science is taught through topics and key skills in line with the National Curriculum. Our science curriculum demonstrates clear progression and development throughout. We provide all children a strong foundation to understand the world around them. We ensure that concepts are introduced within the EYFS through ‘Understanding the World’, and children have opportunities to revisit some topics across Key Stage 1 allowing the children to recap, embed and extend on their previous knowledge.