Science Yearly Overview


Our Science Principles



Science at Coppull St. John's

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. Pupils should be encouraged to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena and be able to share reasonable explanations about what they have discovered. They should be encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and investigate the causes.


The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, physics and chemistry,
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of Science enquiries that help them 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.


At Coppull St. John’s we believe in allowing the children to ask questions about Scientific topics and providing them with the equipment they need to find the answers for themselves. Pupils should be able to explain findings and processes with clarity in their own ways but must also be able to use technical vocabulary and terminology accurately and precisely. Class teachers aim to provide the children with a Scientific vocabulary rich environment where the children are able to use the language to share their findings.

Within school we aim to carry out different enquiry methods including: observing over time, pattern seeking, comparing, classifying and fair testing as well as using secondary sources in order to find answers to Scientific problems or questions. The children are provided with opportunities to work scientifically within lessons to experience hands on learning and to broaden their knowledge and understanding.

The use of the outdoors for learning is thoroughly supported and we use the outdoor areas throughout the year in order to develop an understanding of our world, the processes that occur every day and also enhance that curiosity and awe for future discoveries.