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Children to be inspired to ask questions and know more about the diversity of our world and develop the scientific skills to find out about it so that: ‘they can soar on wings like eagles’

The 2014 National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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 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.

We encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in our children about things that are familiar to them, our world and universe. It promotes respect for the living and non-living things. Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes.

Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across year groups, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the "Working Scientifically" skills are built-on and developed throughout the children’s education so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently.