In Science, pupils learn to observe, explore and ask questions about living things, material and phenomena. In Key Stage 1 they begin to learn how best to collect evidence to answer questions and to link simple scientific ideas. They evaluate scientific findings and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair.
In Key Stage 2 the range of learning in topics is widened. Pupils apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and personal health. They carry out more systematic investigations and use a wide range of reference sources in their work.