Science Curriculum Map

At Teignmouth Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in primary schools, we aim to give the teaching and learning of science the prominence it requires.

Science is the way we increase pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world. It is also the way we develop skills associated with science as a process of enquiry – a systematic way of approaching, asking and testing out questions.

Science develops the natural curiosity of children, encourages respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provides opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. These concepts link well with our Green Behaviours.

Through linking science with Outdoor Learning, we show that science isn’t just an abstract, academic discipline. It is what makes our world work in the ways that it does. We aim to show children, through these links, that science is all around us, all the time, and that we can understand ourselves and our world better through science. We can also ask better questions and answer them with more confidence if we have a scientific approach.

Alongside the aims of National Curriculum, our science teaching offers opportunities for children to:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding
  • see that science happens outside of the classroom and how it applies to the real world outside
  • 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 a respect for the materials and equipment they handle with regard to their own, and other children’s safety
  • develop an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.


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