At Seahouses Primary school, we see Science as a way of making sense of the world. It provides explanations and reasons for everything that occurs in the world around us. The work of scientists over centuries has resulted in a body of knowledge and it is this scientific knowledge that needs to be passed onto the children. However, it is not just the acquisition of scientific knowledge that is important. The process of scientific investigation also needs to be taught and in fact it is through the process of investigation that children learn best. Therefore, it is our intent that science in the school is taught, on the whole, through experimental and investigative work. Wherever possible it should be meaningful and should relate to and extend their everyday experiences.