Our Science curriculum provides the foundation for the understanding of the physical and biological aspects of the world. We use it as a bridge between many subjects so that it contributes to a broad and balanced, rigorous, relevant and enjoyable curriculum.

We aim to encourage all of our children to see themselves as scientists, by providing them with opportunities to work scientifically and to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. During lessons, they will carry out a range of scientific enquiries that will help them to answer the scientific questions they have about the world around them. In doing this, they will develop their skills of prediction, observing over time, pattern seeking, identifying, classifying, grouping, fair testing and drawing inference from evidence.

The Programmes of Study laid down in the National Curriculum, along with close liaison with schools in our pyramid and ongoing assessment, allow us to maintain continuity and progression across phases.

Science Curriculum Map
Please find below the whole school curriculum map for science which sets out the topics and objectives covered in each year group.
Whole School Science Days
As a way to help the children to understand the importance of science to the world in which we live, we have arranged 'Science Days'. These have allowed the children to explore further some key ideas and areas.
The focus of these days has varied over the years to fit with events that are taking place in the world around us. We have been part of the Tim Peake Rocket Seed Challenge, we have celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing and this year we celebrated British Science Week.
The children took part in a number of activities within their classes to consider the theme of Connections. There were amazing facts of the day, investigations and challenges. The children had lots of fun predicting, observing and discussing their findings. There were investigations into fingerprints, building of bridges to support weights and lots of activities that got us to consider how we connect with the world around us.