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Science at Millbrook

Intent for Science

Our intent for the Science curriculum is that it will enhance and develop children’s curiosity about the world around them. This will be done through the use of questioning, which will take the children through an awe-inspiring journey of knowledge and investigations.

Science at MPS

At MPS, the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum define our Science curriculum. As part of our long term planning, year groups are allocated Science topics to ensure that children cover all aspects of science as they progress through the school. Lessons are supplemented with resources and real life experiences to maximise opportunities for practical work and cross-curricular links

We aim for all children at MPS to:

  • 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 develop knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills and relate these to everyday experiences;
  • Equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
  • Develop attitudes of curiosity, originality, co-operation, perseverance, open mindedness, self-criticism, responsibility and independence in thinking;
  • Learn about ways of thinking and of finding out about and communicating ideas;
  • Retain and develop their natural sense of curiosity about the world around them;
  • Ask and answer scientific questions;
  • Develop the accurate use of scientific vocabulary through a range of enjoyable and interesting experiences;
  • Develop the skills to make systematic enquiries.