We will encourage our pupils to be curious about natural phenomenon and to be excited by the process of understanding the world around them.


Children should:

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and aim to relate these to everyday experiences.

  • Understand how to work scientifically.

  • Understand the essentials aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

  • Develop an Inquisitive nature through the encouragement of questions on science.

  • Use their experiences to develop understanding of key scientific ideas.

  • Use models to represent things that they cannot directly experience.

  • Acquire and refine practical skills necessary to investigate ideas and questions safely.

  • Develop skills or sorting, classifying, planning, predicting, asking questions, making inferences, concluding and evaluating through investigative activities.

  • Make informed decisions based on evidence and their own experiences, and be able to apply scientific knowledge and skills to new situations.

  • Practice mathematical skills (counting, ordering numbers, measuring, drawing and interpreting graphs and chart) in real contexts.

  • Think creatively about science and enjoy trying to make sense of phenomena.

  • Develop language skills through talking about their work and presenting their ideas using writing of different kinds. E.g. concept maps. Spider grams, ect.

  • Use progressively technical scientific and mathematical vocabulary and draw diagrams and charts to communicate scientific ideas.

  • Use a range of media including ICT to extract scientific information.



Health and Safety

In their planning of activities, teachers will anticipate likely safety issues. They will also explain the reasons for safety measures and discuss any implications with the children. Children should always be encouraged to consider safety for themselves, others, the environment and the resources they use, when undertaking scientific activities. Every teacher needs to undertake a Health and Safety Risk Assessment for school visits.

National Curriculum Science Programmes of Study:



Curriculum Policy
Lower KS2 Curriculum
Upper KS2 Curriculum
KS3 & KS4 Curriculum
Literacy Programme