At William Gilbert Endowed Primary School, science allows every pupil to develop a deeper understanding of the world in which they live. Trough a stimulating curriculum provide memorable learning experiences allowing all pupils to discover, question and develop their curiosity thus evolving their knowledge and bank of core skills which will equip them for an ever-changing world.

Science is developing children’s scientific knowledge and understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science, for now and the future. Our aim is for it to be taught as part of an inspirational and stimulating curriculum, where we plan sequential lessons building on previous learning, and successfully ignite new learning.

At William Gilbert, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes.

At William Gilbert, we promote pupils’ SMSC development through Science in the following ways:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Equipped with the skills and opportunities our pupils will be confident lifelong learners that will explore the world around them.