The Sciences

Science Curriculum

Pupils benefit from learning about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.

Pupils learn about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another, making observations of animals and plants and understanding why some things occur.

National Curriculum Aims

The 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 knowledge required to understand the uses and
    implications of science, today and for the future.

Computing Curriculum

Pupils learn to apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.

Pupils learn to analyse problems in computational terms and our approach is to encourage responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation
  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems
  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems
  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Design & Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject.  Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, computing and art.

National Curriculum Aims

The national curriculum for design and technology aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world
  • build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users
  • critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others
  • understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook