We believe the children should learn about science in a way that inspires their curiosity to know and find out more.  Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world and we want to give children opportunities to formulate this understanding. It is important that all pupils should be taught aspects of scientific knowledge, methods, processes and ways in which science has changed our lives.  Science is is an integral part of our everyday life therefore important for all children to be scientifically literate.  

We want all pupils to:

  • 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
  • be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future


Scientific enquiry is embedded into each topic that the children study.  Scientific enquiry describes the processes and skills that pupils are taught to find out more about the world and how it works.  The 5 types of scientific enquiry are:

  • Research
  • Pattern Seeking
  • Identifying and Classifying
  • Fair Testing 
  • Observation over time

Long Term Plan - Our long term plan follows the North Yorkshire Scheme of Learning and is sequential, allowing children to develop their skills and knowledge over time.  To view the Long Term Plan, click on the link below.

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