Shenton Primary School

Empowering and nurturing young minds to achieve excellence



 Science at Shenton aims to teach our children the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to question and understand concepts and phenomena that occur in the world around them and equips them with the motivation to seek explanations for these. Children learn the skills required for scientific enquiry and they will begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level. The school’s policy for Science follows The National Curriculum 2014 for Science Guidelines and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • 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 a variety of different scientific enquiries that help them to answer questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future
  • Are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes where suitable, adaptations have been made to suit our school’s environment and ethos



The aims of science are to enable children to:


  • Ask and answer scientific questions
  • Plan and carry out fair scientific investigations, using equipment including computers
  • Know and understand the life processes of living things
  • Know and understand the physical processes of materials, electricity, light, sound and natural forces 
  • Know about materials and their properties
  • Evaluate evidence and present their conclusions clearly and accurately


Purpose of Science in our shcool:


The science curriculum in particular offers the opportunity for children to develop:

  • Enquiry: Ability to demonstrate effective critical thinking skills for an information rich society. Ability to ask questions, find validated information, analyse and draw conclusions effectively


  • Communication: Ability to speak eloquently, articulate ideas and thoughts, and influence others. Ability to listen effectively, discuss and respond with empathy and understanding. Ability to listen effectively, discuss and respond with empathy and understanding. Ability to debate complex moral or ethical issues sensitively


  • Collaboration: Ability to negotiate, share, explain ideas and reach a consensus diplomatically with others from a wide variety of backgrounds


The science curriculum also offers the opportunity to develop the British Values of mutual respect and tolerance through linked opportunities with other real life contexts.



What topics your child will be covering:

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