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St John's Mead

Church of England Primary School

‘Valuing Effort, Valuing Others, Valuing Self’

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Science teaching follows the National Curriculum 2014 guidelines and gives children a balance between knowledge and investigational skills. Active engagement and questioning in learning are encouraged and children work both individually and co-operatively, when exploring new scientific ideas.  Scientific concepts are developed with the aim of helping children understand their world in depth and encouraging them to develop a sense of responsibility towards it as well as respect for living things and the physical environment.  Children are encouraged to combine interest and curiosity with a responsible attitude towards health and safety.


Scientific skills such as observing, testing, classifying, comparing, questioning, predicting and problem solving are developed at all ages, appropriate to the child's development. Much of the work is practically based and involves the use of the child's immediate environment to study both living things and the physical aspects of the world.