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EYFS - Understanding the World

The Teaching of Science at St Mary and St Benedict


At St Mary and St Benedict Catholic School the aims of the 2014 curriculum are delivered through lively and practical science lessons.

Our curriculum long term plan ensures that all children are taught the relevant programme of study by the end of their relevant key stage. 


The aims of the 2104 curriculum are embedded throughout our planned learning. These aims enable all children to:

* develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

* develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that

   help to answer scientific questions about the world around them

* be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and applications of science today and for the



We recognise the importance of working in partnership with other Educational organisations and industry in order to obtain worthwhile and valid learning experiences in the world of science. This helps our learners to recognise and understand the importance of science in our every day lives. 

National Curriculum, Science Programmes of Study, KS1 and KS2