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Science

At St Mary Cray Primary Academy, it is our aim that each child should develop a positive and enthusiastic attitude to Science.  We strive to inspire pupils with an interest in Science and cultivate an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life.

Through the Kent Primary Science scheme, we follow the Department for Education' s National Curriculum programmes of study for Key Stages 1 and 2, details of which are published on the DfE's website:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425618/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Science.pdf

Throughout their time at St Mary Cray Primary Academy, pupils will develop scientific skills and knowledge through scientific enquiry and investigation and will have the opportunity to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. These approaches include, observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources. We strongly believe the best way to learn about Science is through hands-on investigation and, when possible, children following their own lines of enquiry.

Our Science curriculum also aims to ensure pupils are aware of current environmental issues to enable them to become responsible citizens who can make informed life choices. 

At St Mary Cray Primary Academy children will have at least two hours of Science a week or the equivalent to this in a blocked 2 week period.