Science stimulates and excites pupils about the world around them. At Stock Church of England Primary School, we aim to foster this natural interest and curiosity and develop our children’s confidence by delivering a stimulating and well-structured science programme.

Units of work are planned to cover the requirements as laid down in the 2014 National Curriculum Programmes of Study, in the three scientific areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Our programmes of study in science are planned to be ambitious for all learners, whilst being fully inclusive and to give all children the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively in order to fulfil their potential.

Children learn best through practical activity and consequently we aim to include as many first hand experiences and investigative work in our science lessons as possible.  They are taught the skills to plan and carry out investigations; are encouraged to think scientifically, asking and answering scientific questions, making predictions and hypotheses, observing carefully and recording observations and results using a range of media.  As they progress through the school, they are taught the skills necessary to analyse their results and use them to draw conclusions and to evaluate their investigations and discoveries.

The children are taught and encouraged to use correct scientific vocabulary when discussing and writing about their work in science lessons.

Through our science curriculum, we aim to prepare our pupils for the scientific and technological challenges of the future and foster an admiration and respect for world around them.