A high-quality education in science provides the basis for understanding the world. Science is a fundamental part of our daily lives and all pupils have the entitlement to be taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.
At Merton Infant School we believe that all children have the right to exciting and engaging science curriculum with opportunities to enquire and investigate. We promote a safe and stimulating environment where children encounter challenging and creative learning experiences in their science learning. We aim to stimulate the children’s natural curiosity and sense of awe and wonder about the world in which they live. Through this we believe that children will be able to appreciate how the growth of scientific knowledge has affected their everyday lives. We encourage strong links between Computing, Maths and Literacy.
In Year R children are introduced to Science through Understanding the World. In Key Stage One the curriculum is split into different areas. These include; Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and their habitats, Materials and Seasonal Changes.
Throughout our science curriculum we offer the opportunity for children to work scientifically. We encourage our pupils to be inquisitive and ask and answer questions about the world around them. Through experiment and enquiry we help the children to understand that there isn’t always one answer to a question. We provide the children with opportunities to spend time making observations and use scientific equipment, performing simple tests to draw conclusions. We offer opportunities for children to reflect on and record their findings drawing conclusions on what they have seen.