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St John XXIII Catholic Primary School Inspiring Faith in our Future


A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concept, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


At St John XXIII we aim to ensure that pupils:


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
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future


Pupils learn through hands on science activities and investigations making full use of the outside spaces and local area to explore the natural world. They are encouraged to develop their scientific thinking through effective questioning and to communicate their finding using the skills they have developed in their English and mathematical learning.