Within the National Curriculum Science framework, the teaching of science is intended to arouse the interest and curiosity of children in the world around them.

Through an investigative approach, children can develop skills and competence to apply ideas to a problem or situation to test their usefulness, then to reflect critically on their achievements, and to amend their findings so as to improve efficiency/effectiveness.

In this way, the scientific knowledge and understanding of the children is increased, and will positively assist their development in other subject areas, particularly language and mathematics.