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To encourage a healthy curiosity in our children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills, values and positive attitudes to learning.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Give all children a strong understanding of the world
  • Acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically
  • To gain an understanding of scientific processes
  • An understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future
  • To have a curriculum that builds on prior knowledge and skills throughout the school
  • Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions


National Curriculum Requirements:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
  • We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this