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Lowerhouse Junior School

Inspiring a lifelong love for learning


Science Statement of Intent



When science is taught it encapsulates a variety of skills such as analytical thinking, communication, creative writing and reading. Children are encouraged to develop questions and investigations to deepen their understanding of the world around them. By creating lines of enquiry, children broaden their understanding of the world. The science National Curriculum identifies three key areas in which the children should be taught: knowledge and understanding; working scientifically and the application of science. Our school planning focuses upon these.  

Through practical activities and working with others, children are able to develop the skills of observation, prediction, investigation, interpretation, questioning and hypothesising. In line with our school values, children are taught resilience, it is often that investigations may need to be repeated with different variables to test a hypothesis. Children are encouraged to use key scientific vocabulary to be able to share their learning and ideas with others.  

Children with SEND or in receipt of pupil premium funding may have work that is different/ scaffolded for them in order to access the science curriculum. It is our belief that children are provided with a range of opportunities to actively carry out different types of scientific enquiries. Lowerhouse strives to enable all children to make strong progress in science, whilst developing enjoyment and passion for the subject. In addition, the wider curriculum provides many opportunities to apply and deepen children’s understanding of science.