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Our Intent

Our science curriculum aims to provide the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.

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 enquiries 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.

We aim to motivate and inspire children through a curriculum that stimulates, engages and challenges all learners. Our curriculum aims to develop key scientific knowledge and concepts, whilst instilling a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.

Science at St Mary’s is designed to deepen knowledge and develop skills, with literacy at the heart, ensuring effective progression across all year groups. Specialist vocabulary for science units is taught and built upon, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.