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 Stanwell Fields Curriculum Intent

Throughout the school, our work is based on principles which are shared by all staff. It is our belief that we should:

  • develop and value the whole child and enable them to flourish as individuals.

  • give children the opportunity to learn about the wider world and their place within it.

  • ensure children have the knowledge and skills needed to achieve during the next stage of their education and in the future.

  • give children the opportunity to enjoy learning, flourish and achieve in a peaceful, supportive environment of Christian love and care and build respectful relationships.

To read more about out aims and curriculum intent, please visit our curriculum page.

Science: 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.

Science: Aims

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

We follow the National Curriculum for Science. The programmes of study for key stage one and two can be found below:

Science at Stanwell Fields


At Stanwell Fields, we study knowledge rich Science projects in each year group. These cover all of the requirements of the national curriculum. Children are given plenty of opportunities to explore and investigate throughout the units alongside their knowledge acquisition. For example, children explore ideas and learn about cold-climate adaptations and the melting of ice by selecting and planning investigations in Year 6 Science. Children independently investigate changing the shape, size and direction of a shadow and look for patterns in results in the year 3 unit of 'Light and Shadows'. In Year 1, children conduct simple investigations exploring their senses first hand.

At times, we make links between projects studied. In year 2, children complete the art and design project 'Flower Head' alongside the Science project 'Plant Survival' to make the connection with children's understanding of plant parts and growth. In year 4, children study 'Food and the Digestive System' in Science and complete the DT project 'Fresh Food, Good Food' to help reinforce children's understanding of human health and hygiene.  In Year 6, children learn about 'Frozen Kingdoms' when developing their geography skills and knowledge and this ties in perfectly with Science understanding on adaptations of living things.

You can find out more about the content of each Science project on the year group overviews. 

Science Overview

Science Milestones