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The Curriculum
From the 1st September 2014, the new National Curriculum for England came into force.
It contains the Programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all key stages.
As a school we are teaching these programmes of study using a thematic book based curriculum where it is relevant and appropriate.

If you would like further information on the New National Curriculum please follow the link below:-

The National Curriculum (Sept 2013) document for Science states:
          'A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.' 


The aims of science at Matchborough First School Academy are;

  • To encourage and develop children’s curiosity and fascination with their world and satisfy this curiosity with knowledge.
  • To develop a balance of scientific skills using an investigative, illustrative and focused task approach.
  • To develop the attitudes of curiosity, open-mindedness, perseverance, tolerance, co-operation, responsibility, critical awareness and originality.
  • To encourage awareness of science and scientific advances outside the classroom that may impact on their lives.
  • To provide science education which will be challenging to all pupils and ensure equality of opportunity.
  • To support and develop children’s language development and enable pupils to become effective communicators.


If you have any questions about Science at Matchborough First School Academy please ask your child's teacher or one of us.


The Lead Learners for Science are Mrs H Buckland and Mrs Barlow

Science and STEM

At Matchborough we are always looking to embed children's key skills across the curriculum where relevant. One example of this is through linking STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) to the wider curriculum. Examples of this are through whole school Science days and STEM clubs.

Looking for signs of Autumn in the Forest garden - October 2017

Learning about healthy foods - fruit tasting in Reception

British Science week 2017 - Theme 'Changes'

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