Downsview Community Primary School

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Purpose of study. Why teach Science?

A high-quality Science education provides foundations for understanding the world. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Through building key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how key knowledge and concepts can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. This understanding should be consolidated through their appreciation of applications of Science in society and the economy.

Please click below to see the Science topics at Downsview:

Science Topics Overview 21/22

You can also get a more in-depth view of the areas of study by clicking the link below which shows the Science National Curriculum for each of those topics by year group:

Science National Curriculum