As scientists at Town Lane Infant school, all children develop an understanding of the world around them and develop their curiosity to find out how and why things happen in the way they do. Children will experience science through different contexts that are engaging, contextual and appropriate for their age group. They will acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically using enquiry and investigation and encouraging creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and discuss issues which affects their lives, their community and the world as a whole now and in the future. In addition, the children are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and equips them with the ability to explain scientific concepts. In the Foundation Stage children will have the opportunity to explore and investigate through a variety of first hand experiences to develop their understanding of the world. This continues throughout Key Stage One where we approach many of our practical experiences with a “hands on” and “minds on” approach to aid conceptual understanding.