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At St Luke’s we believe that the teaching of science is an important part of the curriculum that helps children begin to understand aspects of the world around them both the natural environment and that created through the application of science. We endeavour through scientific investigation to spark their imaginations and interest to explore and ask questions.

Our science curriculum aims to ensure that pupils build secure foundations in scientific thinking by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions. Our topics are selected to ensure we cover all aspects and skills required in the 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2.

The aims of science teaching are to:

  • Build a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts.
  • Encourage them to recognise the power of rational explanation.
  • Develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena.
  • Understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.

In the EYFS we follow the Development Matters objectives and draw these out through topics and stories. At St Luke’s we endeavour to develop a child’s curiosity from an early age, to always ask questions and ensure their own understanding.