At Balladen School we want our children to be naturally curious about the world around them. Children naturally wonder – ‘Why?’ Science provides many of the answers to questions that the children ask. Our aim is to provide the children with first hand experiences to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them. The children will develop their own investigatory, predictive and analytical skills to answer questions raised not only by the teacher, but by themselves. Science should also be a collaborative exercise with opportunities for the children to work together to answer a question, solve a problem, use technical language in a group setting to not only making their own thinking clear both to themselves and others, but also to build sound foundations of using discussion to question and correct their own thinking. We are committed to providing a stimulating, engaging, and challenging learning environment. Throughout our school, children are encouraged to develop and use a range of working scientifically skills including questioning, researching and observing for ourselves. We promote and celebrate these skills. We want our children to have a broad vocabulary. Scientific language is to be taught and built upon as topics are revisited in different year groups and across key stages.