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“Science and everyday life cannot

and should not be separated,”

Rosalind Franklin.


Oracy and Science

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality.

It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day," Albert Einstein.


We recognise that the learning of science makes an important contribution to all aspects of life. We believe science is best learned through practical experiences and therefore plan and deliver investigative and experimental based lessons, thus enabling our pupils to gain enjoyment and satisfaction from the challenge of being a scientist. In accordance with our school’s philosophy, we seek to inspire all pupils with our positive attitude towards science and the development of scientific skills. 


Our Aims

Through our teaching of science we aim to:

  • Develop science knowledge and understanding by working scientifically through a practical approach

  • Help children of all abilities develop positive attitudes towards science

  • Fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum

  • Provide children with the opportunity to broaden their view of the world around them through an appropriate balance of chemistry, physics and biology

  • Foster concern about, and appreciation of, our environment

  • Promote a healthy lifestyle

  • Provide opportunity for children to work independently and in groups

  • Allow children to develop their curiosity

  • Develop cross curricular links where possible (e.g. number, ICT, working with others, speaking and listening)

  • Develop children’s knowledge of the processes involved in science

  • Allow children time to ask questions and explore ideas

  • Provide children with opportunities to gain an understanding of science related current affairs

  • Provide children with opportunities to develop knowledge of how to spell scientific vocabulary correctly and with confidence 

Our children should:

  • Have a positive attitude towards science

  • Develop a bank of skills to enable them to work scientifically both independently and in groups

  • Apply scientific understanding and processes to other areas of the curriculum with confidence

  • Have a curiosity for science processes and events and show an interest in the world around them

  • Access all areas of the science curriculum regardless of ability or background

Our Chair of Governors, Mr Veall, delivered a materials workshop to our year one children. Take a look below. They really enjoyed it! Thank you, Mr Veall.