Vision for Science at RPNS

"The important thing is to not stop questioning."

Albert Einstein

At Ringmer Primary and Nursery School our vision is to ignite pupils' curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and discover the world around them, so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in. We provide an education that sets the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.

We believe that science inspires children, encouraging them to be inquisitive about the world, nurtures their innate curiosity and enables them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning.

Young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning. We provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Through a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, children will experience the joy of having wonderful ideas, exploration and investigation – that is, the joy of finding out.

We recognise that the school grounds offer a rich resource which we can utilise to inspire and effectively meet the requirements of the EYFS Framework and National Curriculum Programmes of Study. Understanding of key ideas in science is built on across the key stages and a progression of skills allows pupils to move from early observations and exploration, to considered questioning and drawing out of ideas.

By the end of their primary education our pupils should be equipped to make informed decisions about new technologies, their health and the scientific opportunities around them. They will also have developed scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Our science curriculum offers a broad range of experiences designed to provide pupils with a progression of scientific understanding, skills and knowledge through developing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.

Children at Ringmer will also leave primary education equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Curriculum Overview

Science Curriculum Overview.pdf