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Rochford Primary & Nursery School

South East Essex Academy Trust (SEEAT)




At Rochford Primary & Nursery School we encourage our children to develop an enquiring mind and analytical thinking skills through an interesting and relevant enquiry-based science curriculum. 

Science continues to change our lives in many different ways and learning about scientific knowledge, methods and processes provides the foundations for understanding the world in which we live today and in the future. 

Science is taught through the three main principles of physics, chemistry and biology. The children will learn about famous scientists and their achievements. They will also learn to think like a scientist and are encouraged to practically find out about the world around them by experimenting and making their own decisions and predictions.

Science at RPS is underpinned by the children working scientifically. Each year group has progressive scientific learning with each milestone leading to the children working at greater depth. We aim to encourage children to want to be scientists in the future. 


Characteristics of a Scientist


The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings. 

Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations. 

Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.

High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.

The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts.

A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.


Chris Quigley Scientific Milestones 





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