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The Importance of Science

Technology and the products of science surround us.  Scientific skills and knowledge teach children how to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions.  These skills are key to every aspect of a child's education and life. Science helps us understand how the world works.  Science also leads to the development of new technologies and medicines. It helps us understand the natural world and how we can protect it.



By providing high quality science education that directly follows the National Curriculum, children at Heron Park are taught to recognise how science can be used to explain what is happening, make predictions about how things might change, and investigate different possibilities. Our science lessons promote curiosity.  Our children are encouraged to develop enquiry skills as well as perseverance in order to find solutions to their increasingly ambitious scientific questions.  We live in a scientific and technological age.  Through our science lessons, we aim to prepare children with the knowledge, skills and attitudes for an ever-changing world. 

AAT Science Progression Document