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Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School Academy Trust

We 'CARE' Courage, Aspire, Respect, Explore


Science Curriculum Intention


At Milford-on-Sea Primary School our science curriculum enables children to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.


Through a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, children will experience the joy of having wonderful ideas, exploration and investigation opportunities.


The aims of the science curriculum are to develop scientific knowledge, understanding of nature, processes and methods to help answer scientific questions about the world and to ensure children have the knowledge to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Our curriculum engages learners by demonstrating the relevance of science in tackling local and global challenges. Outdoor learning opportunities such as Forest School and Beach School for the older pupils provides a rich context to observe, explore and ask questions.

Real-life experiences are a fundamental part of our approach that motivates learners to deepen and expand their knowledge. It gives children the courage to ask questions and understand how science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity. We want our learners to take their place as active global citizens of the future who care and respect the world and their environment.


It is vital that our learners have a firm understanding of the scientific concepts to enable them to develop their questioning and critical thinking skills. In a world that is changing rapidly due to the advancement of technology and scientific breakthroughs, we want our children to have the skills to prosper in the future and aspire to make positive changes.

Science Key Concepts

STEM & Working Scientifically