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At Great Waltham primary school our Intent is to provide the children with the desire to learn about, and investigate the world around them.  By embedding scientific enquiry skills throughout each unit, we aim to give our children the opportunity to ‘Let their light shine’ by encouraging a sense of curiosity and excitement about their world, as well as promoting respect for living things and learning to care for their environment. 

We aim to implement this by following the aims set out in the National Curriculum.  We provide progression through carefully sequenced lessons, offering rich learning opportunities that excites and engages the children, as well as building both their scientific knowledge and their skills. 

The impact of a well-planned science curriculum assists our children to progress in their understanding of scientific knowledge and enquiry skills from their starting points, as well as helping to prepare them for daily life in an ever increasing scientific and technology based world.