Curriculum Overview and Policy

Download: Science Policy 2018

Download: Curriculum Overview 2018-19 – Science

Download: Key Skills Assessment Criteria – Science 2018/19

Download: Curriculum Overview – Science 2017/18 (Autumn / Spring / Summer)


Science Vision for the Curriculum


Our vision in St Oswald’s is for all pupils to have access to an engaging science curriculum that encourages curiosity and discovery. We want science to be viewed and appreciated as a core subject with a high profile within our school curriculum. To achieve this, we will work to ensure that all children develop scientific skills that progressively offer an understanding of the world we live in and beyond. We will continue to work hard at maintaining the links between science and other subjects such as maths, computing, DT and geography.

When the children think of science as a school subject, they should not view it within the isolation of a single science lesson delivered once a week.

As a school, it is our job to offer a curriculum, which delivers the essential scientific knowledge, but also maintains the freedom and flexibility for the children to arrive at this knowledge through their own enquiries and discoveries.

One of the three aims for the new science curriculum of 2014 is for children to be ‘equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future’. To make this possible, St Oswald’s will endeavour to provide children with exciting experiences that are not just based in the classroom but also take place in the school grounds and on trips out of school. As much as possible, we will try to give children as many opportunities to get hands-on with their science work; as this is when they can really grow as independent learners. Through these experiences we hope to develop a life-long love of science within our children which can drive them on to discover its relevance in our world and its strong appeal as an exciting career choice.

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External Resources for Science

Please find below a range of website suggestions that can be used to support learning in science for primary aged children.