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National Curriculum

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Science Policies

Science - Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known


Science generates solutions for everyday life and helps us to answer the great mysteries of the universe. Children are naturally curious and eager to understand the world around them. To achieve well in science, children must not only acquire the necessary knowledge, but also understand its value, enjoy the experience of working scientifically, and sustain their interest in learning it. In school, children need to discover the concepts revealed through observing scientific phenomena and conducting experimental investigations for themselves.

Teaching science offers children the opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work. Almost everything you see is because individuals had a question and used their knowledge of science to solve it.

Across the school, we:

  • Develop children's knowledge of key concepts linked to the three scientific strands – Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Advance children's awareness of processes and methods, through different types of enquiries that help them to ask and answer questions about the world around them
  • Teach a range of methods for children to communicate their scientific findings, including the use of I.T., diagrams, graphs and verbal communication
  • Ensure children have opportunities to work individually and collaboratively when completing practical aspects of the curriculum
  • Establish an understanding of correct and safe use of materials and equipment needed to carry out investigations
  • Foster an enthusiasm and enjoyment for scientific learning and discovery


  • Provide sufficient weekly curriculum time
  • Collaborate with scientific institutions and organisations to provide laboratory time and professional expertise (Bayer, AWE)

  • Provide up to date and relevant resources to inspire and satisfy children’s curiosity

  • Monitor children’s progress regularly to ensure they are supported effectively to reach their potential

  • Ensure that science teaching is relevant to the children so they see how it connects to their daily lives

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