We follow the National Curriculum 2014. 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.
Children at Motcombe Primary School work scientifically to develop an understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiries that help them answer questions about the world around them. Being equipped with this scientific knowledge they develop an understanding about the uses and implications of science today and in the future.
Each child’s level of attainment is assessed against the curriculum at the end of each key stage. Our objectives are to build upon children’s natural curiosity by developing skills of observation, investigation, interpretation and application; to establish scientific competence through open-mindedness, problem-solving and fair testing; and to promote scientific awareness, knowledge and understanding. To aid their understanding we use our grounds and local area and have developed links with local schools to extend learning across all disciplines.