Aims of the National Curriculum and the Science programme of study

The national curriculum for science aims 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 scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

- Ensure all children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Science at Hextable Primary School

At Hextable Primary School we aim to offer the children a real life and meaningful experience in order to develop the children's scientific knowledge and understanding of the world.

We will encourage children to become independent and resilient learners  by providing them with the opportunity to explore and investigate the natural environment and world around them. 

Giving children to opportunity to experience and solve a real life problem will develop the skills of; organisation, identification, generation of ideas, decision making, evaluation, communication and reflection; all of which will prepare children with the fundamentals for becoming life-long learners.


Click here to view the Science statements for Years 1 to 6

 Click here to view the Foundation Stage - end of year goal for 'Understanding of the World'

 Examples of great Science displays in Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage:

Wren Class- Senses

 Cook Class - Senses

 Churchill Class - Seasonal Change

Dickens Class - Seasonal Change