At St Chad's the children have many opportunities to share their love of Science through topical learning.

Our school Aims

•            Build on children’s natural curiosity

•            Teach the children scientific knowledge

•            Teach the children scientific skills

•            Stimulate them to investigate and question

•            Teach them to communicate ideas using appropriate scientific language

•            Teach them to evaluate and record their findings and suggest explanations


Aims from the National Curriculum

•            To develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

•            To develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

•            To equip with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Science in the Early Years Foundation Stage                                         

In Reception and Nursery we aim to build children’s natural curiosity and support them to explore: changes, similarities and differences in the world around us.

As part of our topic ‘Do dragons exist?’ The children in Reception explored different materials. They began by predicting and planning. They then tested each material so see which was most waterproof and described the changes they saw. They then chose the best material to make a coat for a reptile to wear in the rain.