Our Intent for Science
We believe a high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation, creative thinking and develop a sense of “excitement and curiosity” about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. We aim to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding by interesting and challenging children, providing a range of stimuli and experiences to inspire. We aim to 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 and to make sure pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Links across the curriculum allow children to revisit what they have learnt and enable them to apply their learning in different ways.