From the Early Years Foundation Stage, children are encouraged to have a curiosity for ‘Understanding the World’. Leading on from this, we aim to provide our children with the opportunities to learn about and enjoy science through practical experiences and develop learning skills such as planning, predicting, testing and problem solving that can be used across the curriculum. Science makes an extremely valuable contribution to all aspects of life and through our reading materials, assemblies and parent workshops, we also raise children’s awareness of jobs that use STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills. We also participate in themed days/weeks to promote children’s love of science, including World Space Week and National Science Week.