At Somerford we get a real buzz for science as we do what real scientists do which is observing the world around us.

Scientists spend most of their time looking at the world, whether it’s outer space or microorganisms and then asking probing questions. These key skills are instilled in all the children from Reception to Year 6, and allow them the time to make real observations from the world around them.

Scientific language is used from the start and lots of discussions take place in thinking how to solve problems. The children decide how to tackle a variety of experiments guided by the teacher, which leads to them applying skills with increasing skill and complexity as they progress through the school.


Key skills include observing, using scientific language, measuring, recording and communicating findings.