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At Tollgate Primary School, we have a science curriculum that is systematic and progressive and has been written to provide the foundations of understanding the world. Our high quality Science education ensures that children investigate the wonders of the world through the specific scientific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


The topics have been sequenced to ensure the children know more and remember more by building on their knowledge of natural phenomena. We meet the needs of our disadvantaged children in our community by ensuring the topics are easily accessible and that they can relate new ideas to the real world around them. The curriculum has been written so that all children are given opportunities to continually build upon and develop their scientific understanding through repetition and rehearsal of skills to lead to automaticity.

Our teachers ensure that they are teaching the methods, processes and nature of Science by following our rigorous medium term plans. They encourage children to independent scientists through the skills of;

  • Communication
  • Making models(including diagrams)
  • Prediction
  • Measuring
  • classification
  • Gathering Data
  • Compare/Contrast
  • Observation

The aim of our science curriculum is to ensure that all pupils:

  • Become equipped with the scientific skills and knowledge to prepare them for the implications and uses of science for the future.
  • Develop understanding of the processes and methods of science through a range of scientific enquiry that supports and encourage our children to ask and answer questions about the world around them.
  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding though topics related to biology, physics and chemistry.