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Science Curriculum Intent


In Science, children learn about the animate and inanimate world around them. They should be taught about:


  • Developing a sense of wonder about the world around them
  • Ways of finding out about living things, materials and phenomena
  • Interpreting scientific evidence
  • Communicating scientific ideas
  • Making links between scientific activities and ideas
  • Ways in which scientific ideas affect people’s lives
  • Ways in which scientific issues affect the environment
  • The cultural implications of scientific activities and ideas
  • The moral issues associated with scientific activities and ideas
  • Cause and effect


The Knowledge, Skills and Understanding which children gain through their study of Science can be regarded in terms of:


  • Enquiry
  • Interpretation
  • Living things
  • Materials
  • Physical processes
  • Communicating