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Science

At SMSJ School the teaching of science aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do. We aim to make science fun and relevant and lessons should be as practical as possible. We encourage pupils to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science affects our everyday lives and our future.

The aims of science are to enable children to:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future.

KS1

The principal focus at this stage is to enable pupils to experience phenomena by looking closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. They will be encouraged to be curious and to ask lots of questions to develop their scientific enquiry skills.

Much of the learning at this stage is through the use of first-hand practical experiences.

KS2

At his stage, pupils are encouraged to broaden their scientific view of the world around them.  They will be given lots of opportunities to explore, talk about, test and develop ideas.  They will draw conclusions and use increasingly complex scientific vocabulary.

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Some useful websites to support your child at home

http://www.sciencebob.com/index.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/science/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/
http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/revision/science/