Science is taught both as a body of knowledge and skills to be learnt, and by experiences. This provides children with a basis for further learning. Pupils' scientific discoveries are stimulated by closely relating science to their everyday lives and their immediate environment. Through science our children develop the skills of careful observation, correct handling and accurate practical measurement. The children also learn to make sensible predictions based on observation, look for patterns, test their predictions to see if they work and change them if they do not, all skills which promote logical thinking. Independent learning is also encouraged through their use of reference books. Scientific attitudes of curiosity, responsibility and open-mindedness are developed to support scientific thinking as well as confidence in the use of the scientific language.