Science learning at Sarisbury aims to stimulate an active curiosity in order to help the children find out why things happen and begin to make sense of the world around them. By asking questions about the real world, and finding answers through first hand experience, children will acquire scientific skills and knowledge. They will begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. Children are encouraged to investigate, explore and discover through careful and safe experimentation. Science teaches methods of enquiry and investigation in order to draw inferences, form hypotheses and reach conclusions. Science is organised into four strands:
Science 1 - Scientific Enquiry
focuses on the skills of gathering data and evidence through scientific investigation and analysing this data to reach conclusions. It is taught through the contexts of the other science strands.
Science 2 - Life Processes and Living Things
focuses on human growth and reproduction, green plants, variation and classification and living things in their environment.
Science 3 - Materials and their Properties
focuses on grouping and classifying materials, how materials change and separating mixtures of materials
Science 4 - Physical Processes
focuses on electricity, forces and motion, light and sound and the Earth and beyond.