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The 2014 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


Here at Yattendon CofE Primary School, we feel that science is incredibly important.  It provides children with the opportunity to develop the vital skill of being curious which leads to enquiry and investigation. It is where they have the opportunity to question life, and develop important problem solving and reasoning skills. Science helps children make sense of the world around them.

Our aim is to make sure we instil excitement in science, so that today’s children will become tomorrow’s inventors and scientists


Our science topics are arranged into a two year rolling programme to ensure that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered by the time our children leave us at the end of year 6. The ‘Working Scientifically’ objectives run through all of our science topics, consistently developing children’s enquiry skills.