Abbey Park Schools Federation

We aim to equip all our children with scientific knowledge and skills to enable them to make sense of and be continually fascinated by the ever-changing world around them.

We aim for pupils to gain an understanding, over time, of the Big Ideas in science, through their learning and development of the five strands of scientific enquiry:

  • Observing changes over time
  • Pattern seeking
  • Identifying, classifying and grouping
  • Comparative and fair testing
  • Research

Pupils will be encouraged to ask questions and consider how best to answer them, and they will be taught how to use specialist equipment accurately and safely.

Pupils will develop their understanding of key scientific vocabulary and will be supported in the development of their scientific writing.

Wherever possible, active learning strategies will be used to engage and motivate pupils. There will be opportunities for outdoor learning, school visits, guest speakers, STEM activities (e.g. CREST awards) and competitions.

We will have fun in our science lessons, be led by the endless curiosity of our pupils and support them in becoming the scientific thinkers our future world needs.