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Science Curriculum Intent

At St John’s Primary Academy, the science curriculum has been designed to support risk taking and a Growth Mindset approach to learning. A curriculum has been strategically designed so that in every year group across KS1 and KS2, our pupils will study aspects of chemistry, biology and physics to enable them to develop an understanding of the world around them under the guidance of the National Curriculum.


A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. We want all children to develop their curiosity, observation, questioning and reasoning skills through carefully investigating problems which are both child initiated and teacher led. Alongside building up a body of key foundational knowledge, children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


The use of thoughtfully considered resources and experiences inspire the children to investigate and ask measured questions. Our pupils are provided with real life investigations and experience aspects of local, national and global science as part of a broad and balanced curriculum. These are simultaneously developed alongside the St John’s values of kindness and respect for the world around us. This leads to them deepening their learning as they develop interpersonal skills to become confident, adaptable and resilient learners who relish a challenge; and critical thinkers who know how to keep themselves safe and healthy.

Progression of Knowledge

Growing young minds: a great place to enjoy learning!