The important thing is to never stop questioning - Albert Einstein




Science and engineering are rapidly growing and becoming increasingly important in the modern world. Our children will grow up in a world that requires scientific literacy and critical thinking skills. Science surrounds us. We therefore want our children to develop a lifelong love of science and be forever curious about our universe. We are not afraid of asking 'big' questions to develop a sense of wonder. Science lessons make meaningful links between the classroom and the real world. Science at Loudwater Combined School promotes respect for the living and non-living, and will enable our children to make sensible future decisions which may positively impact our planet and beyond.


We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that children build on and develop their Working Scientifically skills throughout their time at school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently. We understand that is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that knowledge can be taught through this.


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Science key objectives

Science working scientifically skill progression

National Curriculum for Science