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“Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.” – Stephen Hawking 


“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie 


What is the purpose of science? (Intent)

We have designed our science curriculum so that our learners:

  • Develop a sense of curiosity and excitement for scientific learning and discovery
  • Increase their knowledge and understanding of our world
  • Recognise the importance of science in all aspects of their daily lives
  • Develop the skills needed to find answers to their own questions using an appropriate process of enquiry
  • Are encouraged to have natural curiosity and inquisitive minds
  • Extend their scientific knowledge beyond the classroom


How do we teach science? (Implementation)

Our science curriculum is taught:

  • Covering the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum so that we build upon learning from prior year groups to ensure progression is achieved
  • So that new vocabulary is accessed through a combination of direct teaching and investigation so that our children become enquiry-based learners
  • Through the teachers using age-appropriate techniques to inspire all of our children to develop their knowledge and understanding through a combination of open-ended enquiries.
  • So that scaffolding can be facilitated by teachers to ensure that each pupil can access the Science curriculum


What is the impact of science on our pupils? (Impact)

The impact of the science curriculum at All Saints’ Primary can be see through:

  • Our children retaining knowledge that gives them the foundations for understanding the world.
  • Our children are able to question ideas, reflect upon knowledge and gain resilience when outcomes challenge their ideas
  • Our children work collaboratively to investigate and experiment, generating their own ideas for investigation where appropriate
  • Our children are able to articulate their knowledge with confidence and to suggest improvements to their own work


Subject Lead:

Science in our school allows the children to learn in a practical, engaging way which is lead by their own questioning and what they hope to find out. As well as Science learning taking place within the classrooms, our children are also given the opportunity to take this learning outside, using their surroundings and natural resources to further develop their understanding. 


I believe that the teaching of Science is vital to supporting and deepening curiosity & understanding whilst allowing children to think, solve and make decisions based on their own findings.