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'Science is simply the word we use to describe a method of organising our curiosity.'

Tim Minchin


At Alumwell Junior School, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life.


Our science curriculum is designed to increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and develop skills associated with science as a process of enquiry. We want our children to explore, discover and develop their natural curiosity by asking questions and finding out the answers. Our curriculum is designed to be engaging, adaptable to children’s interests and provide a platform to make links across science as a whole subject. 


We will encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of scientific evidence.



Our science planning is design to re-visit topics each year to ensure children have the chance to revisit, remember and then develop on previous skills and knowledge. As an example, Year 3 children learn the key parts and functions of plants and flowers then, in year 4, they build on this knowledge by understanding and investigating what plants require to survive and thrive. In Year 5, children learn how plants have adapted to survive in their environments and by Year 6, children build further on this by linking their knowledge of evolution and inheritance into the studies of plants. 


Throughout each science topic, we aim to provide a wide range of practical scientific experiences, which get children actively involved in science lessons acquiring scientific enquiry skills as well as knowledge. 


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

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