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Our Science Vision – making sense of our world and beyond through excitement and exploration.

Our Principles of Science Teaching

We know that great science happens in our school when:

  • Our curriculum relates to the real world.
  • The children are engaged in interactive lessons.
  • There are opportunities for children to lead their own learning.
  • Children are motivated and achieve in science.
  • Children feel secure and confident in exploring their own ideas.
  • Children can apply other curriculum skills with purpose.


Science at Calveley is about developing children's ideas and ways of working, enabling them to think critically and communicate their understanding. Teachers plan for opportunities that allow children to apply their scientific skills in different contexts across the curriculum; provide opportunities for children to develop enquiry skills within science.

Science is a body of knowledge and understanding built up through experimental testing of ideas. Science is also a methodology; a practical way of finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us.

Our science curriculum enables children to:

  • develop, maintain and improve standards in science across the school.
  • it ensures consistency of practice including, vocabulary, planning and working walls.
  • think critically and communicate their understanding.
  • to have opportunities to apply their scientific skills in different contexts across the curriculum.
  • to develop enquiry skills useful for science and across the curriculum.

At Calevely we aim to:

  • teach children to understand the scientific processes.
  • provide children with opportunities to develop practical scientific skills.
  • to develop skills of investigation, observing, questioning, predicting and evaluating
  • develop scientific language and vocabulary to become effective communicators of scientific ideas.
  • 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;
  • be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.
  • develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge.
  • use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
  • develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.
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