Purpose of study


A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


                                          The National Curriculum in England: Key stages One and Two framework document, 2013, pg 144.



Essential Learning Objectives


At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop 5 essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of science knowledge and skills


These are:


  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science.
  • To develop enquiry skills to help answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • To gather, interpret and communicate scientific data with accuracy and precision.
  • To use scientific knowledge and enquiry findings to make predictions, draw conclusions, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • To understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.



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