Science is a subject that stimulates and excites learners’ curiosity whilst increasing their knowledge of the world.  Science is a practical subject and as such engages learners at all levels from Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to Y6. Through science, learners at Larks Hill gain understanding of how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change – impacting on industry, business, medicine, the quality of life and culture. Science is a compulsory National Curriculum subject.  Currently the existing Programmes of Study for science remain statutory for pupils in Y1,2,5 and 6. From 1st September 2013, Programmes of Study for Year 3 and 4 are no longer statutory in preparation for the new Science Curriculum which will be launched in September 2014.  Science in EYFS is taught in the new Early Years Foundation Stage as a specific area of learning called Understanding of the World. This area of study involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

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