Saint Charles Catholic Primary School recognises and values the importance of science and scientific enquiry. Science at Saint Charles aims to develop a fun, practical and engaging high-quality curriculum that inspires the next generation to succeed and excel in science.

We do this through ensuring that pupils will be taught units of work that cover and go beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum in the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics, fostering a healthy curiosity and interest in the sciences. At the heart of our progressive science curriculum is the understanding of scientific vocabulary.

Through the use of the Primary Knowledge Curriculum, we intend to deliver lessons where children learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills.

Further information on the ‘Primary Knowledge Curriculum  Science’ scheme can be found here.

For details specific to your child, please also refer below to the ‘Long Term Plan’ for the Science Curriculum Overview, and the Medium Term plans  for each class .

Science Curriculum Overview – Long Term Plan

Science Class 1 Medium Term Plans

Science Class 2 Medium Term Plans

Science Class 3 And 4 Medium Term Plans

Science Class 5 Medium Term Plans

Implementation of a  Science Lesson at St Charles