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Riverbridge Primary School

Science

At Riverbridge Primary School we have fully adopted the New National Curriculum 2014. In line with this guidance we endeavour to offer a high-quality education in Science which provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We believe that our children should be taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through this acquirement of knowledge and concepts children will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the world around them.

Our school aims to:

  • 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.

At Riverbridge our science is taught through our connected curriculum  themes on the whole, however at Key Stage 2 Science can be taught more discreetly in order that children have met all the expectations and requirements from the program of study.

At Riverbridge we are following the new National Curriculum for Science. This curriculum aims to equip pupils with a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, allowing pupils to increase their understanding, whilst developing an excitement and curiosity about the world around them.

We aim to provide our pupils with a deep and secure understanding of Scientific knowledge and concepts across the three specific disciplines of Science. In order to achieve this, our curriculum is divided into areas which are covered repeatedly across the school.  The main areas of our study are ‘Animals including Humans’, ‘Plants’, ‘Materials’, ‘Light’, ‘Electricity’ and ‘Forces’. Alongside that, each year group have additional topics involving other key areas of Science .Within all of the topics we teach, pupils are urged to question and investigate in a variety of ways,  as we encourage them  to explain, predict and analyse the world around them. 

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