At Horsell C of E Junior School, our vision for science is to ignite pupils' curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. Science is a fantastic opportunity for children to explore the world around them and pose questions. Through our practical and enjoyable curriculum we aim to inspire and excite our children and encourage a thirst for knowledge. It gives them the chance to learn a range of skills which they can use throughout their lives. Children undertake practical experiments; they predict and then explore questions on a number of topics. In addition, they build skills around scientific enquiry and learning about life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes.
The subject has natural links with many other subjects including numeracy and literacy. In addition, the teaching of science promotes and develops transferable skills such as observation, communication and teamwork.