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Statement of Intent Science

At Cupernham Junior School, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. The Science curriculum strives to foster a natural curiosity in our young scientists about our universe and promote respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes through the use of enquiry.

In conjunction with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Science teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • 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.
  •  Be equipped with the scientific knowledge and vocabulary required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
  •  Develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge.
  •  Use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including technology, diagrams, graphs and charts.
  •  Develop a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety.
  •  Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.


How do we teach Science?

Science should follow a problem solving approach where a problem is posed, teaching occurs so that all children will have the knowledge to be able to tackle the problem and then the problem can be solved.

In order for this to happen, teachers follow the model below to help their children achieve the required outcomes.

The children will use the follow approach when problem solving.