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Science (2023-24)


At St Anselm’s we provide a high-quality science curriculum that builds a foundation for children to confidently explore and foster an appreciation for the world around them; both for living and non-living things. We aim to explore science from the lens of our Catholic faith to ensure children become positive contributors to the future of our world as God’s stewards.

Our curriculum exposes children to a diverse selection of key scientists in order to build cultural capital and to challenge the stereotypes that children may see. We believe this will inspire children to break down stereotypes and learn that they, no matter their background or abilities, can achieve in science.

Through careful consideration to the sequence of topics, children build on previous knowledge, skills and vocabulary each year to ensure that learning is progressive. Consequently, their acquisition of key concepts is meaningful and they understand the relevance of such concepts to their lives. This is also underpinned through the incorporation of appropriate scientific enquiries into lessons to develop children’s abilities to work scientifically.

At St Anselm’s all science lessons follow the national curriculum for science, which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.