At Parklands the science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living things. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science. We aim to do this through practical and exciting experiences, which encourage curiosity and foster learning. Children at Parklands have the opportunity to observe the life cycles of caterpillars and tadpoles first hand in their classroom as well watching chicks hatch. Having a pond on site is an invaluable resource available to all Year groups, ensuring they have a real world setting in which to base their investigations. We also use educational visits to enhance children’s learning for example Year 5 visit Whitby and Year 3 visit a local church and graveyard to study the rocks. Every year we take part in British Science Week, this gives children the opportunity to use their working scientifically skills in a different context and to celebrate and recognise the brilliant science that happens in school all year round.