At Houghton Regis Primary School, the intent of our Science Curriculum is to provide the children with an engaging and immersive education that increases their knowledge and understanding about the world around them. Our curriculum has been designed to encourage our pupils’ curiosity about their daily experiences and allows plenty of opportunity for scientific investigation to make accurate and analytical judgements. We consider the local environment and the experiences of our children, which we build on through the use of a variety of learning resources, including our forest school area. In EYFS, the children develop an understanding of the world by discovering and investigating different areas during their teacher led and child led learning. Within Key Stage 1, children begin to engage with different types of scientific enquiry, making predictions and conclusions related to their investigations. In Key Stage 2, the children begin to engage in more
complex experimentation as their skills and understanding progresses. We encourage all children to engage with a variety of equipment, ask interesting questions and build on prior knowledge, in order to establish themselves as strong and confident young scientists.