At St Marks, we recognise the importance that Science plays in our everyday lives and as one of the core subjects taught within our termly topics, we have worked hard to ensure pupils have access to an engaging, adapting and thought-provoking curriculum. We allow our children the freedom to ask and develop their own scientific enquires and staff help to nurture and support them in discovering the answers to their questions. We aim to develop the natural curiosity of our children and to help increase their understanding and knowledge of the world that we live in. We encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at school and beyond into their adult lives. The science curriculum fosters healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the Working Scientifically Skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at our school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.