The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” – Edward Teller

 At St George’s we believe that the best science teaching fosters and develops pupil’s curiosity in the world around them. For our pupils to achieve well in science, they need to acquire the necessary scientific skills whilst enjoying the experience of engaging and purposeful scientific enquiry to help them answer questions as well as helping them to fulfil their potential.

 Intent – Why do we teach Science? 

Through high-quality science teaching, we aim to help our pupils understand how major scientific ideas have played a vital role in society. Moreover, we aim to prepare our pupils for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. Our lessons enable this by:

developing pupils’ ability to work scientifically and involve pupils in planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations - the focus on investigational work

Implementation- What do we teach?

Teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all pupils can achieve high standards in science. We follow the Science Pathways scheme so that the progression of the content and the scientific skills are continuous throughout the school. Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of science involves the following;

Impact- What will this look like?

The successful approach at St Georges results in a fun, engaging, high-quality science education, that provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world. Our engagement with the local environment ensures that children learn through varied and first-hand experiences of the world around them. Frequent, continuous and progressive learning outside the classroom is embedded throughout the science curriculum. Through various workshops and trips the children have the understanding that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Children learn the possibilities for careers in science, because of our community links and connection with national agencies such as the STEM association ensuring that children have access to positive role models within the field of science. From this exposure to a range of different scientists from various backgrounds, all children feel they are scientists and capable of achieving.

The children at St Georges overwhelmingly demonstrate their enjoyment of science and this results in motivated learners with sound scientific understanding.

Science Policy

Curriculum Roadmap -Animals including Humans

Curriculum Roadmap - Materials

Curriculum Roadmap - Physics

Curriculum Roadmap - Plants

Yearly Science Coverage

Subject on one page


Science Learning in EYFS

Science Knowledge Skills and Vocabulary Progression