Science is the attempt to make sense of the world around us and at Forefield Community Infant & Nursery School we believe children need to be provided with opportunities through which they can take part in objective investigations from either their own experience or their active exploration of the environment in which they live. We aim to develop in the individual child an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to problems, ensuring the development of scientific skills, concepts, knowledge and understanding.
Science is key in early childhood development helping to grow children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and facilitate their natural curiosity to enquire and investigate phenomena. The Wellcome Trust state that Science at primary school should nurture this curiosity and allow children to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions.
At Forefield Community Infant and Nursery School we aim to deliver a broad and rich Science curriculum, giving all children the opportunities to develop as scientists, exploring the world in which they live. All children will have the opportunity through both our curriculum and extra-curricular activities, to participate in a variety of scientific experiences, exploring the value and importance of Science in our community and beyond.
Our ambitious Science curriculum enables our children to learn and grow as scientists, developing a range of core scientific skills and knowledge required to investigate problems, learn how Science works and discover why Science matters in the world. In EYFS children are exposed to many different exploration opportunities where they begin to develop their investigative skills, asking questions and working collaboratively. Through our Science scheme ‘Switched On Science’, children in Years One and Two will participate in lessons that offer exciting investigations ensuring full coverage of the National Curriculum for Science. Each of the six topics per year group has working scientifically at its heart, and provides experiment and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) content.
By nurturing and fostering scientific curiosity, we aim to give all children the opportunity to develop a passion and love of Science and grow as inquisitive individuals with a developing understanding of the world around them.