“Exploring everything, being curious and asking questions, fuelled with awe and new experience is the wonder of science.”
The principal focus of science teaching in Key Stage One is to enable pupils to experience and observe the world around them. They are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. Through thinking scientifically pupils develop their understanding by using different types of scientific enquiry to answer their own questions. This includes observing changes over a period of time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying things and carrying out simple comparative tests.