Chester-le-Street CE Primary School



At Chester-le-Street CE Primary School, we believe Science is integral to children gaining a wide knowledge of the world around them: it is an important and valued subject because it is highly relevant and forms an integral part of daily life, from cooking and checking the weather, to recycling and nature walks.

Through science, we instil a life-long curiosity and wonder of God’s wondrous world, that will enable children to have the confidence to not only ask why but to also have the skills to investigate and come up with the answers – through this our lives are changed for the better. We believe all pupils should be taught about the role that science plays in positive advancements, as well as scientific knowledge, methods and processes.

Advances in science are continuing to transform our world at lightning speed and we need to do our best to prepare our pupils for a future we can only imagine.

We aim to:

  • Nurture our children’s natural curiosity and help develop inquiring minds.
  • Help our children to acquire knowledge and conceptual understanding to solve problems and make informed decisions. 
  • Help our children to explain and understand how the world works.
  • Encourage our children to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions, with the aim of finding out the answers.
  •  Motivate our children to explore the world around them and to change it for the better.
  •  Develop in our children an attitude of respect for themselves, others and the world around them.
  •  Lead our children on a journey of discovery as they link isolated facts to form a coherent narrative about the natural world.
  •  Teach our children about the important interaction between human activity and how we can make a positive impact.

To find out what we study in our Science curriculum at Chester-le-Street CE Primary School please click on the link below:

SCIENCE Long Term Plan