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National Curriculum Purpose of study

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.


The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

develop 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

are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Leonardo UK Engineering Project 2019

We are very lucky to have been invited to take part in an engineering project alongside Leonardo UK. Leonardo is one of the UK's leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD, making a significant contribution to the UK economy with revenues of over £2bn. Children designed and manufactured their own sustainable vehicles to meet specific criteria dictated by Leonardo staff. Working closely with their project managers and designers, the children presented their final models to Dr Harrington, who was most impressed with their explanations.

A brilliant experience and one we were very lucky to be a part of. Find out more about Leonardo UK by clicking this link:

Please enjoy some photos and videos from the day.



Liquid Nitrogen

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Liquid Nitrogen

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Heat Sensors

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