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At The Lea our vision for science learning is that it is enquiry based, engaging and challenging. Science is taught by giving our children the opportunity to investigate, discover, make mistakes and improve. The children are encouraged to find and make links to their learning through practical experiences which relate to them. Our curriculum builds knowledge, develops working scientifically skills and increases children’s scientific vocabulary. We strive to provide an environment that promotes the use of children’s natural curiosity, and one where children become independent thinkers willing to take the lead in their learning. The use of technology to help children learn is encouraged. We want our children to use their knowledge of science to develop their understanding of the constantly changing world that they live in. We want them to appreciate how science impacts upon and underpins much of our lives in today’s society. We aim to inspire our children to become the scientists of the future.

Our long-term curriculum overview can be found on the link below. Please note that this is a working document and is under a state of constant review – this overview was accurate as of Autumn 2022.

Science – Curriculum Overview

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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.