At St. Mary’s we aim to stimulate and excite pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. Science is taught through a topic-based approach. Children will be given the opportunity to explore a range of science topics developing skills, knowledge and understanding of the world around us and how it works. Children will gather information about the physical world through a variety of techniques including observation and experimentation.


Our aims are:

  • To develop the natural curiosity of children about the world around them.
  • To provide children with opportunities to take part in a variety of fun and interesting experiences; allowing them to apply theoretical ideas to practical problem solving.
  • To encourage curiosity and enquiry in order to answer questions about the world.
  • To help children to develop the skills they need to make systematic enquiries;
  • To promote a positive attitude to science and increase pupils’ understanding of how science is used in the wider world.
  • To provide a range of relevant experiences allowing pupils to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding in the key areas of Scientific Enquiry, Life Processes and Living Things, Materials and their Properties, and Physical Processes through a variety of teaching and learning strategies.
  • To develop the accurate use of scientific vocabulary.


Science Curriculum Intent

Take a look at how we sequence the science curriculum in our school:

Science Curriculum Intent


Further information

GOV.UK provides documents from the Department for Education relating to the National Curriculum’s statutory programmes of study for Science. Please click the link below to explore:

⇒ GOV.UK National Curriculum: Science


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