At Pennington Infant school the science curriculum is tailored to give children first hand practical and enquiry based science experiences. Our curriculum aims to give children a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. We actively encourage children to be curious and inquisitive about the world around them and question their understandings.
Children develop skills in understanding how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict and analyse causes and develop skills in identifying, describing, grouping , observing, comparing and recording these findings. Science is a time for children to explore their curiosity and build skills around scientific enquiry and learning about life processes and living things.
Our science curriculum places an importance on children having first hand experiences. To enable children to develop their understanding and connection with the natural world it is essential that teachers actively seek out opportunities to take learning outside the classroom.