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Norbury C of E Primary School

NorburyC of E Primary School

Laughter and Learning in a
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At Norbury, we plan for exciting and meaningful experiences in Science that build on pupil’s natural curiosity.  We want to answer some of the big questions children have about the world around them.

Our teaching in Science should enable all pupils to:

  • 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.

We want children to understand the importance and impact of Scientific study and to develop a lifelong respect for, and interest in, the subject.  We have thought carefully about the Scientists that children will study and the texts that they will use, to ensure that they reflect the diverse world of which we are a part.

We have been fortunate to work with the Royal Society on two scientific research projects at Norbury.  The Royal Society is a fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.  Our first project explored river flow and involved the creation of a scale model of a river and a visit to a local Archimedes ladder, working in partnership with Dr Greg Smith.

Our most recent project has led to a whole school exploration of the question 'Was T.rex really just a big chicken?'.  We created a cretaceous garden in the school grounds, welcomed a life size Triceratops and family, adn enjoyed lots of hands-on discovery with academic partners from Nottingham Vet School.  We were pleased to welcome so many role models for exciting careers for STEM and hope that we have inspired a future generation of scientists at Norbury.


The document below shows the core learning for children in Science in each year group at Norbury.  The document also includes key texts that will support learning.

science core progression 1 .pdf