“Real science can be far stranger than science fiction and much more satisfying”
- Stephen Hawking
Key Stage One
In Key Stage One, the main focus of our science learning is enabling students to look more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them, encouraging them to ask questions about what they notice. We help children to answer these questions, and develop their understanding of scientific ideas, using different types of scientific enquiry:
observing changes over a period of time
grouping and classifying things
carrying out simple comparative tests
finding things out using secondary sources of information
Children begin to use simple scientific language to talk about what they have found out and communicate their ideas.
Lower Key Stage Two
Science teaching in Years Three and Four enable pupils to broaden their scientific view of the world around them. Children do this through exploring, talking about, testing and developing ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments. They ask their own questions about what they observe and make some decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are likely to be the best ways of answering them. Classes are guided in drawing simple conclusions and using some scientific language, first, to talk about and, later, to write about what they have found out.
Upper Key Stage Two
In Years Five and Six, pupils develop a deeper understanding of a wide range of scientific ideas. In Science lessons, children explore and talk about their ideas; ask their own questions about scientific phenomena; and analyse more systematically. Teachers guide learners as they encounter more abstract ideas and begin to recognise how these ideas help them to understand and predict how the world operates. Pupils also begin to recognise that scientific ideas change and develop over time.
By the end of their primary education, children are able to select the most appropriate ways to answer science questions using different types of scientific enquiry, including observing changes over different periods of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things, carrying out comparative and fair tests and finding things out using a wide range of secondary sources of information.
At Servite, we recognise the importance of the Working Scientifically' thread of the science curriculum. Our Science lessons are based around hands-on investigative work in order to engage the children and stimulate their learning.
We have excellent resources on site and access to wonderful opportunities outside of school to inspire our pupils to become expert scientists.
Trips and Visits
We hold annual Family Science Evenings and make regular visits to places such as: the Science Museum; Natural History Museum; Benjamin Franklin House and The Centre of The Cell.
We have strong links with Chelsea Academy where we get the chance to visit their well-equipped labs for interactive sessions and demonstrations in a stimulating setting- a great insight into secondary school Science.
We organise these extra curricular activities in order to make Science at Servite as hands on as possible.