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Science at Comberton

Our Science Intent: Our role at Comberton is to spark children's curiosity as scientists, developing a thirst for learning in finding out why things happen in the way that they do. We will teach methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children will learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global scale.


We follow the National Curriculum for Science.

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.

We wish to develop the following 'Essential Characteristics' in our pupils as scientists:


  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and physics;
  • develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge;
  • use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner;
  • have a passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies;
  • develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery;
  • have an excitement and passion to pursue science at secondary school and know what career options it could lead to;
  • develop the ability to think independently and raise questions


Science Milestones

We are developing our curriculum to ensure that our pupils gain a depth of knowledge; we promote the progression of skills; and teach through an effective sequence of learning.