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The Lead Learners for Science are Mrs Barlow and Mrs Oakley


Science Vision Statement


At Matchborough First School Academy our vision is to give children access to a practical and enjoyable science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

We will provide children with the opportunity to be involved in exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. Where possible, we will embed science into our creative curriculum, providing a meaningful context through which to explore the many aspects of science.

We will encourage children to see science in everyday life through the delivery of the science curriculum and additional whole school science events. In a world that is increasingly shaped by science and technology, it is vital that children are aware of the impact of science on everyday life and enthused to be lifelong learners who will explore the world around them.



At Matchborough First School Academy our aims 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.



The National Curriculum 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.' 

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

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.

Useful Websites


Why not try some fun science experiments at home. Here is a great website to get you started!

Learning about healthy foods - fruit tasting in Reception

British Science week 2017 - Theme 'Changes'

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