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More than a school


Purpose of the Curriculum

(What will a high quality Science education do for our children?)

  • Promote fascination about natural phenomena
  • Equip pupils with the foundations for understanding the world
  • Encourage children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring
  • Inspire pupils to ask perceptive questions and to think critically
  • Develop a range of skills to ‘think and work like scientists’ 

Aim of the Curriculum

By the end of their time at Smith’s Wood Primary Academy, all pupils should be able to:


To develop scientific understanding

  • To understand scientific concepts
  • To understand and develop methods of working scenically


To use and apply the skills of a scientist  

  • To use scientific terms accurately
  • To make predictions and hypothesise 
  • To draw conclusions
  • To evaluate
  • To analyse trends
  • To identify and classify
  • To make observations
  • To gather and record evidence 


Science Curriculum Overview

Science Skills and Knowledge Progression Document