Children are naturally curious about the world in which they live.  In the science curriculum at Hague we aim to encourage curiosity and progressively develop children's thinking and understanding of the world. We aim to develop a respect for living things and the environment, a positive attitude towards health, safety and the well being of others, and an understanding of how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change.

 

Where possible scientific learning is linked to the class topic to allow children to make links between their learning in different areas.  

 

Children should:

  • Develop the practical skills needed to investigate questions safely.

  • Develop the skills of “working scientifically”: predicting, asking questions, careful observation and measurement, the making and testing of inferences, the design of different types of investigations, and the drawing of meaningful conclusions based on the evaluation of evidence and their previous understanding.

  • Become effective communicators of scientific ideas, facts and data, including the use of ICT.

  • Draw upon mathematical skills to present and interpret real data in tables, graphs and bar charts.

  • Work cooperatively with others, listening to their ideas and treating these with respect.

 

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