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  • Science is organised to provide a range of experience including practical experimentation, posing and testing ideas, and organising fair tests.
  • The aim is to provide the opportunity to develop a knowledge and a progressively deeper understanding of science.
  • The National Curriculum is delivered under the headings of Life Processes and Living Things, Materials and their properties, and Physical processes.
  • They are governed by the ideas of experimental and investigative science.
  • The work is related at all times to pupils’ knowledge and experience.


The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

    1. an enthusiasm, and awe and wonder for science through quality first teaching.
  • 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 implicationsof science, today and in the future.


Useful websites



Try these sites for discovering exciting science!


Discovery kids - Games, videos, exploration and a very good Facebook feed with current events.

The Science Museum - the best science museum in the world lets you explore and discover parts on line.

Extreme Science - find the biggest, baddest and best in the world of science!

Kids Gardening - the science of getting out in the garden and growing!

Planet Pals - discover more about our planet and how to help to keep it green.

Science for Kids - a great site from New Zealand.

Science made simple - get active with these great science projects that can be done at home.

Strange science - a history of paleontology and biology.