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Science at St Laurence Church Junior School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst gaining specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. 

 Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each unit the children are taught and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school. Topics, such as Electricity, are taught in Year Four and taught again in further detail in Year Six. This allows children to build upon their prior knowledge and understanding and increases their enthusiasm for the topics whilst embedding this procedural knowledge into the long-term memory.  

All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.  


Children undertake a number of enquires and experiments to help them understand how scientific ideas develop and allow them to develop their natural curiosity. 

Through practical activities children develop the ability to formulate and test ideas and gain a deeper understanding of scientific knowledge.