Science is a subject that stimulates children’s curiosity about the world around them.  It allows children of all ages to interact with first hand experiences, which are vital in developing their knowledge and understanding of science and its effects on the world.

Science provides numerous opportunities for questioning; for the children to develop their own experiments and by analysis, draw their own conclusions and answers.

As with all curriculum areas in our school, science is sometimes taught as part of a much wider topic.  This is so that the science work your child will study can be seen to be applicable in a wider context.  However there are many times when science and other subjects will be taught on their own, because this is the best way for your child.


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 inquiries 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

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