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Science Intent


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. 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 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.’ – National Curriculum 2015


Science Intent Statement


At St Cuthbert’s C of E Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. In the safety of our unique family we endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to flourish and grow in their science knowledge and understanding of the wider world.


As a core subject, Science gets the prominence it requires. In the Early Years our youngest minds are guided, to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. Across Key stage 1 and Key Stage 2, Science is taught discreetly every week where students develop curiosity and excitement about the natural world, understanding how science can be used today and in the future.


It is our intention to continue to build a curriculum which meets the needs of all our students. Sound in the knowledge that we all are of equal value and infinite worth; our Science curriculum will develop student’s scientific knowledge; sparking a questioning mind about ways in which Science influences everyday life.


Our investigative Science work is committed to nurturing curious young minds, allowing students to take risks, ask thoughtful questions and develop ways in which they become courageous advocates for an ever changing scientific world. Ultimately, this will assist our students in believing that they can be the best for today, tomorrow, themselves and for others.

Science Policy

Science Long Term Plan

Science Learning Journey