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At St Bridget’s, our intent is to give every child a broad and balanced Science curriculum which enables pupils to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the increasingly scientific and technological world we live in. In our school, Science is about developing children’s curiosity and ideas which is achieved through providing children with exciting, practical, hands- on experiences allowing them to apply their scientific skills. Our Science curriculum is designed to ensure pupils build upon prior learning, supporting all learners in making rich connections in knowledge, underpinned by Scientific vocabulary and secure language development. Our aims for teaching Science include the following:

· To develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life.

· To build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world.

· To use a planned range of investigations and practical activities to give pupils a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science.

· To introduce pupils to the language and vocabulary of science.

· To develop pupils’ basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements.



At St Bridget’s, the quality of our Science curriculum is high and coherently planned to ensure progression within children’s knowledge, use of scientific vocabulary and their application and understanding of scientific skills. We measure the impact of our teaching within Science through the following methods:

  1. Regular monitoring of Science teaching and learning across the school via learning walks and book scrutinies.
  2. Through Pupil voice, children will be able to articulate their knowledge and understanding as a scientist, selecting appropriate vocabulary confidently and accurately.
  3. Through planned assessment tasks, the class teacher (and subject leader) will be able to see how well a child has understood their learning and whether they can apply knowledge and skills using appropriate scientific vocabulary.

Primary Science Quality Mark 2021

We have been awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark for our commitment to excellence in Science teaching and learning. Below is a full review carried out by PSQM and a portfolio of evidence that was submitted to share the SUPER SCIENCE that takes place at our school. 

Working Scientifically

In order for children to operate as successful scientists, they are taught a wide range of essential enquiry skills.  For children to develop a secure understanding of science enquiry, each half term the whole school focusses on one particular enquiry skill which will be specifically taught and assessed. Take a look at our Progression of Skills Documents to see how each skill is developed as the children progress through the school. 

Curriculum Links

Making science interesting and relevant to children is one of the key features of effective science teaching and learning and developing effective cross curricular links helps children to appreciate the relevance of scientific ideas and skills. Science provides many opportunities for children to develop key skills across the whole curriculum, in particular, English, Maths and Geography.

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