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Science at the Wye Forest Federation


The 2014 national curriculum for science 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 types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this

Our intent

At the Wye Forest Federation we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. Our vision is to give children a Science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the awe and wonder in the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the scientific phenomena they encounter. To achieve this science lessons involve exciting, practical, hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires.

The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence.

For further information about our Science curriculum, please see the below documents.