Aims of the new curriculum for Science
The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
- 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
- are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
How can you support your child?
The best way to to explore scientific concepts is through completing everyday tasks, such as cooking, gardening and using electrical appliances. Ask your child to explain their understanding of what might be happening and explore together.
There are several websites that can support your child’s scientific learning, here are some suggestions.