Science policy and national curriculum
Science is about developing an understanding and making sense of our environment, primarily through first-hand experience, exploration, interaction with scientific phenomena and developing scientific language. It is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also methodology, a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.