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3 IIIs


To provide a high quality science education, understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology chemistry and Physics. Children should experience essential aspects of the knowledge methods, processes and uses of science.  Through the building key foundational knowledge and concepts. Pupils should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain and predict how things will behave and analyses causes. Science teaching and understanding should develop a sense of curiosity about natural phenomena.

Curriculum Aims

Develop scientific knowledge and understanding.

Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, through different types of scientific enquiry.

Develop the scientific knowledge require to understand the uses and implications of science in the wider world.



Key stage 1

Following the statutory guidelines laid down in the National Curriculum


Working Scientifically

  1. asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  2. observing closely, using simple equipment
  3. performing simple tests
  4. identifying and classifying
  5. use observations to answer questions
  6. gather and record data


Lower Key Stage 2


  1. asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  2. setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  3. making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  4. gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  5. recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  6. reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  7. using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions

Upper Key Stage 2

  1. planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary
  2. taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision
  3. recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, and bar and line graphs
  4. using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests
  5. using simple models to describe scientific ideas
  6. reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations
  7. identifying scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments.

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