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Science

Intent
In line with the 2014 National Curriculum for Science we aim to ensure that all children:

  • 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 enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Throughout their time at St Mary’s, children are encouraged to be inquisitive and curious about the world around them, promoting respect for the living and non-living.  Our children are encouraged to ask questions, to probe and then supported to find the answers.

Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts and skills.  Throughout their time at St Mary’s, the children will acquire and develop key knowledge as well as the application of scientific skills in a clearly progressive manner.  We ensure that “working scientifically” skills are developed throughout their time at school, enabling the application of science knowledge in using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently.