The National Curriculum states, “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.”
The national curriculum for science 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 different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific 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.
At St Laurence’s our science curriculum is designed with the intent of fostering a deep curiosity and understanding of the natural world in our young learners. Aligned with the National Curriculum, we aim to inspire a lifelong love for science while developing essential skills and knowledge.
Through engaging lessons and hands-on activities, we seek to cultivate a sense of wonder and inquiry, encouraging students to ask questions, make predictions, and explore the world around them. Our curriculum is structured to cover key scientific concepts, including the properties of materials, living organisms, Earth and space, and physical processes.
We are committed to providing a well-rounded science education that integrates practical experiments, real-world applications, and cross-curricular links. By doing so, we aim to enhance not only scientific knowledge but also critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.