At the Laurels Primary School, we recognise how science impacts every aspect of daily life, and without science humankind would not have made progress throughout history. As one of the core subjects taught at primary level, we give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it deserves.

Learning science is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge of our world, and with developing skills associated with science as a process of enquiry. Our science curriculum develops the natural curiosity of each child no matter their demographic, encourages them to have respect for living organisms, and instil in pupils the importance of caring for the natural environment.

At The Laurels Primary School, Children have weekly lessons in Science throughout the school, using various programmes of study and resources. In Early years, science is taught through the children learning by play. Additional opportunities are provided in Science, such as science week.

We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.

Curriculum sequencing

The curriculum is sequenced around the National Curriculum programmes of study where key scientific concepts are revisited and built upon. Topics within a year can be placed to enhance learning in other subject areas.