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We recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.

Click on the Curriculum Map below to take a closer look at Science across the whole school:

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To develop a Science Curriculum which:

  • Develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge.
  • Enables children to become enquiry based learners.
  • Develops scientific terminology and vocabulary to support understanding of concepts.

Developing language capability in Science will:

  • Support children in learning to talk effectively in groups.
  • Support children in learning to link scientific ideas with evidence.
  • Ensure pupil participation is high, including SEN children.
  • Ensure assessment for learning opportunities are built in.

Scientific Enquiry

Throughout the year, pupils will carry out several investigations which involve different types of enquiry:

  • comparative / fair testing
  • research
  • observation over time
  • pattern seeking
  • identifying, grouping and classifying
  • problem solving
Science skills wheel
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