Science is a core subject in the National Curriculum and provides the foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world's prosperity. All children are taught essential aspects of knowledge plus the five types of scientific enquiry: pattern seeking, observing over time, grouping and classifying, fair testing and research. As well as this, children are encouraged to develop skills in science such as measuring, recording and interpreting. Where possible we try to incorporate some form of 'wow' science which develops a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. We encourage children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.