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EYFS Curriculum

The National Science Curriculum

 

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world.  Through building up a body of knowledge and concepts through Science, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power exploration, observation and questioning what they know. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

 

Aims:

 

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 enquiry 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.

 

EYFS Scope for works:

Understanding the World

• To comment and ask questions about aspects of their familiar world, such as the place where they live or the natural world.
• To talk about some of the things they have observed, such as plants, animals, natural and found objects.
• To talk about why things happen and how things work.
• To develop an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.
• To show care and concern for living things and the environment.

 

Physical Development

• To eat a healthy range of foodstuffs and understand a need for variety in food.
• To show some understanding that good practices with regard to exercise, eating, sleeping and hygiene can contribute to good health.

• To know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.

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