Science Subject Overview

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Subject intent: 

At William Cassidi C of E (Aided) Primary School, we believe that a high-quality Science curriculum will provide all pupils with strong foundations for understanding the world around them. We want all children to develop a love of science and we aim to nurture children’s excitement and curiosity, and give them opportunities to explore and investigate, whilst developing their understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science. We also want children to be able to talk about what they know, so we place a strong emphasis on vocabulary when introducing new scientific knowledge and concepts. We have organised our curriculum in a way which maximises progression of both scientific skills and knowledge for all pupils. We also engage with STEM professionals and businesses in our community, visit places in our local area and celebrate key STEM events to help pupils to understand the uses of science, today and for the future.

Early Years


 In Nursery and Reception, our curriculum is based on the EYFS framework document and 'Development Matters’. It is taught through topics, which are adapted and developed to suit children’s interests. For Nursery children, we have identified key skills in each area for us to focus on, whilst in Reception we have identified skills to teach and develop during each half-term to progress towards meeting the Early Learning Goals.

Science aligns most closely with the EYFS area of:

Understanding the World