Children have a natural interest in the world around them. A high-quality Science education enables our children to explore and build up an understanding of that world, not only by acquiring knowledge, but also through developing the skills required for ‘working scientifically’.
In our school, Science is taught in the EYFS within the Area of Learning called Understanding the World.
In Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) our children will start to gain the scientific knowledge that they will build on throughout their primary school years, such as developing their skills of observation, prediction, critical thinking and discussion. This is done through verbal discussion and lots of practical investigations, to develop their understanding and thinking further.
Science within the EYFS is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage our children to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them.
We use both our indoor and outdoor environment to support the teaching and learning of Science. We are extremely fortunate to have a rich outdoor learning environment which includes our Forest School area. We also have a wonderful outdoor area to support our learning which the children can access daily throughout the year. All these areas are regularly used to develop the children’s Science skills and knowledge of plants, animals and habitats