At Westwood Infant school our Science curriculum provides children with an increasing knowledge and understanding of the world around them, with a focus on developing Scientific vocabulary through hands on, practical experiences.
In the Foundation Stage, Science is taught following the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and mainly appears within the area of learning called 'Understanding the world'.
Early Learning Goal - The World
(end of EYFS)
In Key Stage One, we follow the aims and content of the National Curriculum.
The Key Stage One Programme of Study for Years 1 and 2 covers the following strands:
Where ever possible we teach cross curricular and make use of our outdoor environment to enhance learning.
Through our Science curriculum at Westwood, we encourage children to work practically, use the correct scientific vocabulary, record learning in a variety of ways and ask their own questions, in order to develop a deep and lasting interest in Science.
The children have been making their own boats, making predictions, testing to see if they float or sink, observing, recording, discussing which materials are practical to use and finding out about different kinds of boats and what they are used for.