Learning in the sciences will enable children to:

• develop curiosity and understanding of the environment and their place in the living, material and physical world
• demonstrate a secure knowledge and understanding of the big ideas and concepts of the sciences
• develop skills for learning, life and work

• develop the skills of scientific inquiry and investigation using practical techniques
• develop skills in the accurate use of scientific language, formulae and equations
• apply safety measures and take necessary actions to control risk and hazards
• recognise the impact the sciences make on their life, the lives of others, the environment and on society

• recognise the role of creativity and inventiveness in the development of the sciences
• develop an understanding of the Earth’s resources and the need for responsible use of them
• express opinions and make decisions on social, moral, ethical, economic and environmental issues based upon sound understanding

• develop as a scientifically-literate citizen with a lifelong interest in the sciences
• establish the foundation for more advanced learning and future careers in the sciences and the technologies.

Currently we are learning about the lifecycles of butterflies. Some other topics we have explored are space, under the sea, weather and growth.

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