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North Fawdon

Primary School


At North Fawdon, our aim in science is to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and an understanding of how the scientific community contributes to our past, present and future. We want pupils to develop a complex knowledge of Biology, Chemistry and Physics, but also adopt a broad range of skills in working scientifically and beyond.


We want children to experience the joy of science and make associations between their science learning and their lives outside the classroom. Science allows children to appreciate how new knowledge and skills can be fundamental to solving arising global challenges. We aim to encourage critical thinking and empower pupils to question the hows and whys of the world around them.


In line with The National Curriculum, we teach Science through:

  • Scientific knowledge and understanding – developing scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Working scientifically – developing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Science in action – equipping children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Children develop Scientific knowledge and understanding in seven key areas:

  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Forces, Earth and space
  • Making connections


Working scientifically is a key scientific skill and it is interwoven into our teaching alongside scientific knowledge and understanding.


Types of scientific enquiry


Our Enquiry Cycle