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Science Intent: At Finham Primary School, our intent is to give children a broad and balanced science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in. Our curriculum will provide them with foundations in the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics alongside working scientifically and building memories of scientific activities in our school that go beyond the requirements of the Science National Curriculum. 

We realise that young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning; we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Through a practical, hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, questioning, exploration and investigation will be encouraged - that is, the joy of finding out. 

Children will be introduced to six different types of enquiry approaches that they may use to find out answers to investigable questions:

  • comparative/fair testing.
  • research.
  • observation over time.
  • pattern seeking.
  • identifying, grouping and classifying.
  • problem solving.

Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge, skills and vocabulary as well as promoting a love for learning and investigating.  We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who will explore the world around them, developing their ideas and ambitions which might lead to them following a career in a scientific area such as a forensic scientist, microbiologist or astronaut. 

For more information on the intent, implementation and impact of Science at Finham, or for a general overview of each year group's Science curriculum, please click the images below:








For a more detailed look at each year group's Science curriculum, you can download key documentation below: