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ColvillePrimary School

‘We Love, We Laugh, We Learn’

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.


How is science taught at Colville Primary School? 


Develop curiosity 

Children’s enthusiasm and curiosity for science is promoted at every opportunity. Children both ask and answer questions in order to become informed and empowered citizens. 

Be fun and inspirational 

We want children to look forward to science lessons and to be inspired to find out more about the world. 

Promote talk and deeper thinking 

With a focus on vocabulary, children are able to discuss their ideas and explain and extend their understanding of the world. 

Be practical and collaborative 

Children investigate and experiment. They will be encouraged to see themselves as scientists as they learn about scientific methods. 

Develop scientific knowledge and enquiry skills  

Through a range of activities, children will gain experience of the nature, processes and methods of science as well as developing the scientific knowledge needed to make sense of what they observe. 

Take place inside and outside of the classroom 

Lessons will make use of the school grounds and further afield, including Cambridge University Museums.