At St Mary’s we believe a high-quality science education provides 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 should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes. Our science curriculum is based on an adapted model of the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum. Progression documents have been introduced to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum. Our long-term plan is broad and balanced, allowing children to access a wide variety of high-quality scientific experiences.