‘How to become a Scientist’

At Leadenham CE Primary School, our aim is to develop children’s natural curiosity through practical, engaging and real life scenarios within science.  We begin science by giving the children a real-life stimulus to inspire them to talk and ask questions, whilst immersing them in the important scientific knowledge and skills. The children are actively involved through scientific enquiry and we work with the children’s curiosity to help plan exciting experiments and investigations.

The children are taught scientific skills which are embedded through investigations. They are encouraged to ask questions, predict, work collaboratively, measure, record, interpret their results and evaluate scientific evidence whilst being completely engrossed in hands on, practical and exciting experiments.

Science: Intent

At Leadenham CE Primary School we encourage children to explore their curiosities and theories relating to Science. We ensure that children are excited and intrigued by the topics, through varied and exciting activities and investigations. We strive to incorporate Science across the curriculum, making connections and linking themes from other topics or organised days, events and trips to the subject. Our curriculum aims to broaden the children's scientific view of, and respect for the world around them, whilst promoting a love for enquiry and a desire for exploring new things.

Cultural Capital


  • Children will learn about areas of significant scientific interest such as flora, forna, geology and geomorphology (landforms).  In addition, they will learn about famous scientists such as Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking and Charles Darwin.


  • They will also experience the follow:

    • Meeting and talking to a scientist

    • Workshops with scientists

    • Experiences of industry through science

    • Visits to scientific industries 




  • Children are happy, feel cared for, and have excellent relationships with others.  They know how to deal with challenges and have a range of strategies to overcome them.

  • Visits within Science have enriched the lives of the children and they are able to discuss how the experience impacted their knowledge and understanding.

  • Children of all abilities and backgrounds achieve well in Science. Children talk enthusiastically about their learning in Science and are eager to further their learning in the next stages of their education.

  • Children are confident, resilient and actively engaged in the wider society.

  • Fundamental British Values are evident in the school and understood by all members of the community.

  • Inspire the students to follow a pathway towards a scientific career

  • Through wider reading in Science, children will know how science influenced and is central to our everyday lives and how scientist influenced improvement to our lives

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Science Week

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Great Oak Class

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