As a school, within every strand of science we aim to use a range of different scientific enquiry approaches depending on which is the most relevant to the topic. This allows children to continually develop and deepen their scientific understanding, build on prior knowledge and widen their skills to become excellent scientists.
When considering scientific enquiry, children are asked to follow this thought process at an age appropriate level:
Scientific Enquiry in EYFS and KS1
When developing scientific investigations, children in EYFS and KS1 are asked to use these visual prompts as a scaffold to help them develop their thought processes:
Scientific Enquiry in KS2
When developing scientific investigations, children in KS2 are asked to use these visual prompts as a scaffold to help them think scientifically, considering the best ways to test fairly, control variables and draw conclusions around a topic:
Please select the documents below to see a more detailed overview of the school's topics and plans for each year group.