Science at Cassiobury
At Cassiobury Infant and Nursery School, Science is taught using the The Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (Nursery & Reception) and The National Curriculum for Science in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).
Teaching Science in the EYFS (Nursery & Reception)
The EYFS Framework sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children's 'school readiness' and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.
There are seven areas of learning and development that must shape educational programmes in early years settings (3 Prime and 4 Specific areas). All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected; the areas that link to the acquisition of Science skills are within 'Understanding the World'.
Teaching Science in KS1 (Years 1 and 2)
At Cassiobury Infants and Nursery School we follow the National Curriculum programme of study for Science.
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.