Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena.  It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.  Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.  Our objectives in the teaching of science, are broken down in three domains: Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Children are taught:

  • To ask and answer scientific questions;
  • To plan and carry out investigations, with the correct use of equipment (including computers)
  • To know about life processes (including evolution and inheritance);
  • To know about materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces;
  • To know about nature of the solar system, including Earth;
  • To know how to evaluate evidence, and to present conclusions both clearly and accurately.

Key scientific terminology will be introduced each lesson and knowledge will be built upon throughout the school. Pupils will be encouraged to work scientifically and will be able to carry out simple tests and experiments using equipment and gather and record data.

Whilst at Church Lane Primary School and Nursery, children will learn about plants, animals including humans, materials, seasonal change, habitats, rocks, light, forces, states of matter, sound, electricity, earth and space and evolution and inheritance. Children will use our brand new Forest School outdoor learning environment, visits by specialists as well as taking advantage of the facilities of local secondary schools in order to enhance the delivery of our science curriculum.



For more information on the science curriculum click here.