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At Penruddock Primary School, children are taught all aspects of the Primary National Curriculum. The National Curriculum 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.


Science is an exciting and dynamic subject and we aim to reflect this in its teaching. We plan delivery of the science curriculum in a way which makes use of a multi disciplinary and cross curricular approach.  Through practical activity and application we hope to make science education at Penruddock satisfying and engaging for pupils and teachers.


Through discussion, observation and practical activities, we seek to build on children’s existing scientific ideas and thinking, giving them a clear understanding of basic scientific phenomena. Scientific skills such as measuring, observing, recording, questioning and explaining are developed through a range of practical tasks related, whenever possible, to the everyday world.

Computing equipment is often used in this subject to record and interpret data. Children extend their knowledge and understanding of phenomena associated with plants and animals, materials and physical processes, such as light and sound. They use skills developed in English and Maths to present and communicate their ideas and feelings.

Throughout our Science teaching in the school we would expect the children to enjoy themselves, show curiosity, perseverance, self discipline and ingenuity. Children learn to work with others, to develop respect for the environment and to be aware of their own health and safety.