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Science is valued by staff, pupils and governors as a core curriculum subject. It is seen as an integral part of modern culture and essential for the future development of society. We recognise that science has the potential to stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity as well as to stretch their imagination and creativity. Science can also satisfy curiosity with knowledge and the skills to collect evidence through first-hand observation and investigation.


Science is an important and valued subject because it is highly relevant; an integral part of daily life, from cooking and checking the weather, to recycling and nature walks.


Through science, our lives are changed for the better. We believe all pupils should be taught about the role that science plays in positive advancements, as well as scientific knowledge, methods and processes.


Advances in science are continuing to transform our world at lightning speed and we need to do our best to prepare our pupils for a future we can only imagine.
Science is taught through working scientifically (involving practical investigation, observation and application skills, enquiry and research) alongside specific taught subject knowledge. Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom.


Our new Dimensions curriculum has enabled the children to take part in a wide variety of engaging lessons. For example in Year One during their ‘Light and Dark’ topic they have been learning about the sun.


In the Early Years the children have daily exposure to Science investigations. They have a bug hunt area where the children are excited to see what bugs they can find. They use magnify glasses to closely study their findings and enjoy discussing with their friends.


Science aims to:


  • Science nurtures pupils’ natural curiosity and helps develop inquiring minds.
  • The study of science helps pupils acquire knowledge and conceptual understanding to solve problems and make informed decisions.
  • Practical experiments and investigations in science teach pupils the importance of accuracy and problem-solving.
  • Science leads pupils on a journey of discovery, as they link isolated facts to form a coherent narrative about the natural world.
  • In science, pupils learn about the importance of scientific evidence and how to make sense of it.


As well as our exciting Science lessons we also take part in the yearly national Science week. The children take part in a variety of Science activities all linked to the chosen theme for that year.  We also plan activities for other key events such as World Ocean Day and World Environment Day.