At Ouston Primary School, we believe that the learning of science promotes a range of fundamental educational, social and emotional skills. We value the children’s innate curiosity and wonderment at the world around us and understand that it is crucial in further developing their knowledge and interests.

In our school, we are very fortunate to teach such inquisitive and enthusiastic pupils. We are fully committed to ensuring our children have the opportunity to develop and extend their learning by providing a high-quality, inspiring and motivating education.

As a result of our science curriculum, we expect to see our pupils’ knowledge and understanding of science improve. Pupils well be able to use higher level thinking skills to name, describe and question concepts in science. Pupils will be able to make links between different key ideas to explain the real world in terms of scientific understanding. They will also be able to work scientifically, carrying out investigations and experiments. They should also be able to recognise how science makes an impact on us as citizens and also how it makes an impact on communities across the world through inventions, discoveries and developments.

Science will be delivered through a number of routes:

  • Weekly science lessons to cover the main curriculum, delivered through working scientifically
  • Links to other curriculum areas through STEM activities
  • Occasional whole school events such as Science week or National Space week
  • Enrichment activities by either educational visits or visiting science activities, such as the SPACE Dome.

Science Working Scientifically – Progression
Science Curriculum Overview
Science Policy 2023

Privacy Policy

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We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

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This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.