Science Statement of Intent

‘You are the light of the world’

At St Anne’s CE Primary School, we aim to meet the needs of all pupils in creating a curriculum that encourages children to become resilient learners of science. Our core values, particularly Respect, Courage and Wisdom, will be used to encourage children to understand how to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. The curriculum is designed to progressively develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of our ever-changing diverse world. We aim to nurture the children’s natural curiosity and love of learning so that they appreciate the wonder and awe of science and develop a deeper respect for the natural world.

By the end of Key Stage 2, and in preparation for Key Stages 3 and 4, our 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.
  • develop and apply their mathematical, reading and writing skills to enhance their understanding and communication of science.

We believe that through these opportunities children can become confident, life-long learners of science who will shine in the world.