‘Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge’ (Stephen Hawking).

At Carlton Primary, we wish to see that our children not only learn the requisite scientific knowledge and understanding but also, as scientists, develop the key skills of working scientifically through different types of enquiries. Our curriculum is designed to help children to think scientifically and to gain an understanding of scientific processes. It is sequenced so that children are building upon prior learning, with strands running across year groups and key stages to ensure depth and breadth of knowledge. Scientific vocabulary is taught and applied across lessons.

Our aims for science at Carlton Primary School are:

  • All pupils will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • All pupils will develop an understanding of the nature, process and methods of science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • All pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

At the heart of our science curriculum is providing excellent opportunities; both in the classroom and in the surrounding area. As well as quality first teaching, we use school visits and our ‘Exciting Experiments’ science club to further promote our children’s understanding and love of this important subject.