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St James' CE

Junior School

Care, Share & Respect


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
  • 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


At St James' our ambitious science curriculum fulfils the National Curriculum requirements and we use Switched on Science to deliver this. Our scheme of work is coherently planned, sequenced and has rigorous progression to enable children to reach their full potential. As we nurture the essential aspects of scientific knowledge and skills throughout our science curriculum, we also embed ‘working scientifically’ within the content which is acquired through an enquiry based learning approach to allow pupils to succeed in life.