We follow the National Curriculum for Science.

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquires that help pupils answer scientific questions about the world around them;
  • Equip pupils with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future;
  • Provide a range of experiences, workshops, trips, events and talks which promote pupils’ enjoyment, interest and involvement in science;

Our principle aim is to develop children’s scientific knowledge ‘working scientifically’ skills and conceptual understanding. This is developed through a range of learning experiences which include; whole-class teaching, group work, individual challenges/activities, enquiry-based research activities, externally provided workshops and scientific investigations.

In the Foundation stage, children begin to develop an understanding of science through the broad area ‘Understanding the World’.  Children explore and find out about the world around them and begin to ask questions about it. As children progress through the school they are given a wide range of scientific experiences as they are introduced to more complex scientific ideas. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science is an integral part of our everyday modern life and will affect the future and present on a personal, national and global level. The curriculum develops scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through a range of topics from the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Children work scientifically and develop their understanding of scientific enquiry by establishing and evaluating explanations through experimental evidence and modelling.  Children apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.

Science Long Term Plan


Learning at home:

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