At Coston we see science as a subject which stimulates and excites children’s curiosity about the world around them, linking practical experience with ideas. Through our science curriculum, in the classroom and outside, the children undertake experiments and investigations through which they acquire and develop scientific knowledge, skills and understanding through a series of topics.

We aim to make our children’s experiences as broad and varied as possible to develop the skills of investigations, observation, hypothesis, prediction and interpretation. We place emphasis on practical work, and encourage our children to observe, investigate and question their world, so that they themselves arrive at answers to those questions, and reflect on what they have learnt.

In line with the National Curriculum, science areas such as forces, health and growth, electricity and materials are taught through cross curricular and subject based approaches, enabling children to develop their natural curiosity, relating science to all areas of their lives.