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Welcome to Sacred Heart Primary School

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Science Lead: Mrs Iqbal

The Sacred Heart Science Intent

Our Science curriculum aims to inspire curiosity, promote critical thinking and develop scientific skills that will prepare children for further study and engagement with the natural world. Children will be introduced to fundamental concepts of biology, chemistry and physics. Through our carefully designed curriculum, children will acquire both substantive and disciplinary knowledge. Substantive knowledge is the knowledge and theories. Disciplinary knowledge covers the methods used to establish the substantive facts; this covers the scientific enquiry skills.


Science Implementation

All lessons start with retrieval tasks (one from the previous lesson, another from a previous unit and lastly, from a previous year). A practical, hands on experience will be implemented where appropriate – children will make a prediction, investigate, observe and measure, record results, conclude findings and reflect on the success of the experiment. Following on from this, children have an opportunity to apply their new learning by linking it to a real life concept or through answering a question which addresses a misconception. 


Science Impact

Our curriculum aims to be a catalyst for transformative change in education, shaping the academic trajectory and future prospects of students. It ignites curiosity, fosters critical thinking, and cultivates a passion for scientific enquiry among learners. Through hands-on exploration and enquiry-based learning experiences, students develop a deep understanding of scientific concepts while honing essential skills such as problem-solving, collaboration, and communication. This curriculum not only elevates academic achievement but also nurtures a diverse pipeline of future scientists, engineers, and innovators. By promoting equity and access to STEM education, it empowers all students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world, driving societal progress and economic prosperity.