Science Intent

At St Gregory’s, we believe that teaching and learning in Science should excite and stimulate children’s natural curiosity to enable them to make sense of the world in which they live.

Our aim is to provide a curriculum that will allow the children to:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop an 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.
  • Develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question.


We aim to provide children with opportunities to ask questions, make observations, investigate their ideas and ultimately improve their knowledge, skills and understanding. By providing a range of practical experiences, we develop pupils’ investigative skills and allow children to take risks and learn from their mistakes; enabling them to become more confident, independent learners.

Science is supported by our Scheme of Work, which has been carefully planned to ensure progression across all key stages. This detailed scheme embraces the best of many resources and teaching practices but also draws on the expertise and experience of our own classroom teachers and local science consultants.  With access to a wide range of quality resources, Science is taught in many faceted ways and provides opportunities for revision and recall.

The accurate and precise use of technical terminology is promoted at every opportunity; staff acting both as role models and facilitators to articulate scientific concepts clearly. The safe use of scientific equipment is also highlighted appropriately through the Scheme of Work.

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