Science Leader: Ms Lisa Roberts

Our science curriculum aims to give children the ability to raise questions and think independently. Children will develop a range of skills, knowledge as well as carrying out exciting, practical scientific investigations. We aim through our teaching that all children will develop a passion for science.

The 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 science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Two pupils working

Working scientifically 

Children should be taught to…

Key Stage 1

  • Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
  • They should experience different types of scientific enquiries and begin to recognise ways in which they might answer scientific questions

Lower Key Stage 2

  • Ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • They should start to make their own decisions about the most appropriate types of scientific enquiry they might use to answer questions

Upper Key Stage 2

  • Plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions
  • Select and plan the most appropriate type of scientific enquiry to use to answer scientific questions

What does working scientifically involve?

  • Asking a question
  • Choosing ways to try to answer the question
  • Planning how to answer the question
  • Carrying out (doing) some form of enquiry or investigation
  • Reviewing and reflecting on the findings
  • Trying to answer the question
  • Raising more questions!