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At Our Lady and St. Edward’s we believe that a high quality, well planned primary science curriculum lays the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science is dynamic as scientific understanding and knowledge changes over time through exploration, discovery, inventions and new ways of thinking. Science changes our lives and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. The science curriculum builds knowledge and concepts rooted firmly in the National Curriculum programmes of study. Pupils are taught to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, analyse data collected and evaluate evidence gathered. Pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them. Learning will be practicable and involve first hand experiences, aiding pupils to develop their scientific concepts and skills. Through their learning pupils will be encouraged to become self-reliant and independent thinkers which will prepare them for their future.


All pupils regardless of ability, race or gender will have access to the full Science curriculum as stated within the National Curriculum for Science. EYFS pupils follow the EYFS Statutory Framework, Development Matters and the Early Learning Goal of understanding the World. Learning and activities are adapted to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to engage appropriately in scientific activities which support progress and attainment.



  • Our high quality, engaging science curriculum successfully provides pupils with the foundations for understanding themselves, the world they live in and the wider world.
  • Pupils are able to retain scientific knowledge within real life contexts and are equipped to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
  • Pupils develop a scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Pupils develop an understanding of the nature, process and methods of science through different types of scientific enquires that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Make progress in learning disciplinary knowledge and skills by being encouraged to think like scientists, test theories, use scientific equipment and examine evidence alongside substantive knowledge.
  • Pupils can articulate their understanding of scientific concepts and are able to reason scientifically using rich scientific vocabulary,
  • Achieve  age related expectations in science at the end of each cohort year.
  • Enjoy science and foster an enthusiasm and interest for further study and work in the many disciplines and fields of science.

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