We base our teaching and learning in Science around the National Curriculum. Wherever possible, though, we use the factual knowledge as a context on which to build the vital, and transferable, skills of investigative science. Children carry out experiments right from the start in Reception and this develops throughout the children's time at the school into creating their own experiments which will consider a number of different variables and the use of a 'control'.
The skills of prediction, observation, evaluation and analysis are essential to effective learning, no matter which curriculum subject they are linked to, and are also vital to the world of further education and work. This is why investigative science constitutes the core of our science curriculum, and is something for which we have often been praised by both Ofsted and local High Schools.