At Yaxley infant School we encourage our children to be inquisitive and to foster a healthy curiosity about the world around them. We aim to develop children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to answer questions confidently and to make sense of the world in which they live. We develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and build on their enthusiasm, encouraging children to ask questions about what they notice and to treat the living and non-living environment surrounding them with respect and sensitivity.
At our school science will be taught as a separate subject but will be linked to our termly theme and year group core texts where appropriate. As outlined in the 2014 NC framework, our children will acquire and develop the key knowledge and vocabulary that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of progressive scientific skills. Our children will be exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, which also allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, therefore developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills whilst also promoting respect for both the living and non-living. Our children will be immersed in scientific vocabulary, which will aid children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them. Our children will leave YIS fostering a hands-on curiosity for exploration of an increasingly scientific world with a developed enjoyment and lasting interest in science.