Science

It is our intent that Science inspires, engages and challenges pupils. We aim to increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world around us, develop key skills associated with the process of enquiry and develop transferable life-long learning skills. Science at St Uny CE Academy will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for the critical evaluation of evidence. We aim for Science to be as practical as possible, meaningful to everyday life and support learners in discovering the answers to their questions about the world around them.

Working Scientifically is a core skill in Science and at St Uny CE Academy we use questioning to scaffold our investigations in order to develop our skills in:
PLANNING
PREDICTING
OBSERVING 
EXPLAINING 
Click on the documents below to view the progression from Year 1 to Year 6.
We follow the National Curriculum for Science. The document below gives more detail about the topics covered across the school in Science. Please visit our class pages to find out more specific information about Science planning on our Medium Term Plans.
Education Endowment Fund research indicates that the ability to reason scientifically – by testing hypotheses through well-controlled experiments – is a strong predictor of later success in the sciences and that this skill can be developed through experiences that allow pupils to design experiments that require them to control variables.