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Maylandsea Primary School

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Science - Progression of Learning Skills

At Maylandsea Primary school we encourage children to be passionate about science and enjoy their learning in the subject. To achieve this, we give them the opportunity to engage in practical, meaningful scientific enquiry, going outside whenever it is appropriate. We promote an understanding that science is all around us and relates to our modern world. 


We help children demonstrate key concepts through models, diagrams and explanations. Children become aware of their developing “tool kit” of scientific skills that they can call on when undertaking any scientific enquiry as they progress through the school. Children’s recording is purposeful, helping; to improve observations, sort and group, memorise facts, develop their ideas, display data, spot patterns and sequence events.  


Our children know that “scientist” is a job and know that scientists ask questions and solve problems. They know that they can chose to be scientists when they grow up.