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At Alma Primary, we are becoming super scientists!

At Alma Primary, we are dedicated to encouraging children to love science. We foster a culture of being inquisitive and asking questions, as well as challenging preconceptions and understanding variables through a broad and balanced curriculum. We want our children to be equipped with the scientific knowledge, understand and skills to explore, investigate, question and wonder and answer scientific questions about the world around them.

Children are provided with a variety of interactive and engaging learning opportunities and experiences to advance their science skills from an early age. Scientific skill development threads throughout the specific area of ‘Understanding of the World’ within the EYFS Framework. It is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage every child to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world.

Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2, children are taught to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through biology, chemistry and physics focused units and across other areas of learning. We want our Alma children to be equipped with the transferable scientific knowledge to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future. We want to nurture the children’s innate curiosity and ignite their interest, enabling them to work scientifically at a progressing deeper level throughout their learning journey at Alma.