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Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School

Flanshaw Junior, Infant & Nursery School

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Understanding and exploring how the world works

At Flanshaw School we have designed our Science Curriculum with the intent that all children become interested and inquisitive scientists. Children should be encouraged to be curious learners and ask questions about what they notice and observe and should be helped to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of enquiry to answer their own questions. Exploration is a vital part of pupil learning and the teaching and learning of science should be done through the use of first-hand practical experiences whenever possible. At Flanshaw School we want children to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be electricians, mechanics, astronauts or forensic scientists.


In the EYFS science is not taught as a specific subject but is a key part of their overall knowledge and in particular the ‘Understanding of the World’ area of the curriculum. Science is also integral to many areas of daily exploration, learning and play in EYFS. From Year 1 onwards, Science is taught in accordance with National Curriculum 2014 guidelines. Before the end each key stage, pupils will cover all of the programmes of study required.


The curriculum for science at Flanshaw aims to ensure that all 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 practical types of scientific 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.