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Our Science Curriculum

Science is an important subject that we believe stimulates and excites children’s curiosity about the events in the world around them. It also satisfies their curiosity with knowledge. Because science links direct practical experience with ideas, it can engage learners at many levels.   

At CPMSF we believe that science will lead to a better understanding of ourselves and the world. It provides opportunities to appreciate scientific facts and concepts and to experience scientific discovery.   

Science at CPMSF is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable us to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.   

In Science we aim for all pupils to: 

  • engage as learners at many levels through linking ideas with practical experience.
  • question and discuss scientific issues that may affect their own lives. 
  • develop, model and evaluate explanations through scientific methods of collecting evidence using critical and creative thought.  
  • be shown how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change and how these impacts on improving the quality of our everyday lives.  
  • increase their knowledge and understanding of the world.  
  • develop attitudes of curiosity, originality, co-operation, perseverance, open mindedness, self-criticism, responsibility and independence in thinking.  
  • effectively and confidently communicate their scientific predictions and discoveries as they are given the opportunity to observe, describe, illustrate, hypothesise, evaluate and interpret, using appropriate scientific vocabulary.  
  • develop understanding of the effects of their actions on the environment.