Cradle Hill Community Primary School



We believe that Science is about understanding the world around us. Science stimulates and develops pupils’ curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them.  Children need to be scientifically literate to make sense of our changing world through the development of their knowledge, understanding and skills.  Through the teaching of science we hope to develop a sense of awe and wonder and to engender respect to our natural world.


We aim to deliver the science curriculum in our school:

  • By providing a broad and active science curriculum to engage and challenge all our pupils.
  • By developing and consolidating cross curricular skills in maths and English through a scientific context.
  • By developing pupils ability to work scientifically through planning, carrying out and evaluating investigations.
  • By providing appropriate and relevant activities that build upon and extend pupil’s knowledge, understanding and scientific vocabulary.
  • By closely monitoring science coverage throughout the school to ensure that there is clear progression.
  • By ensuring that children work safely and with due consideration for others in the classroom.
  • Wherever appropriate, lessons are cross curricular and part of a creative curriculum.
  • Pupils are taught to work scientifically as outlined in the relevant programme of study in the National Curriculum for Science.
  • Key questions are carefully considered and differentiated in order to extend and reinforce learning.
  • Frequent opportunities are provided for the use of IT and Speaking and Listening.


In accordance with our school aims, high-quality science teaching allows for individuality, responsibility, care and tolerance towards each other.

At Cradle Hill School we will:

  • Raise children’s scientific knowledge and understanding by developing their confidence and ability to carry out scientific investigations.
  • Engage the children as scientists in an active way by building on children’s experiences and setting their scientific learning into a meaningful and appropriate context.



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