Home Page


We Love Science at SMG!

'The important thing is to never stop questioning.'   Albert Einstein.   


At SMG, it is our intention to provide a high quality science education that enables our children to know the importance of science in every day life.The EYFS framework provides firm foundations of our science curriculum and we follow the National Curriculum for science to ensure all pupils develop scientific knowledge, a conceptual understanding and a broad and balanced curriculum that reflects equality and diversity in our school. We aim to guide children's natural excitement and curiosity. A huge emphasis is placed on scientific enquiry and children using investigations to add to their knowledge of how the world is constructed. Children are fascinated by the world around them and Science is a medium through which their understanding can be developed in a meaningful way. Our curriculum provides, where possible, as many practical opportunities and the wonderful school grounds and forest school areas provide a place for learners to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also gain knowledge of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. It also allows our children to ask questions and help them gain respect for the physical environment. The teachers at SMG ensure that all children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences.


Teachers plan lessons using KLIPS and follow the 'PLAN' assessment materials. Science teaching begins in our EYFS and their knowledge and vocabulary is built upon year on year to become well informed, inquisitive and successful learners with opportunities to behave like scientists. Each science unit is linked to scientist which helps the children to create links.

Children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including predicting, observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. The 'sticky' knowledge is placed on the science learning wall in the classrooms alongside the relevant vocabulary. At SMG we use technology and invite visitors and plan educational visits to enhance the science experiences for our children.




The teaching of science at SMG will result in a fun, high quality science education that encourages and equips them with the knowledge and skills needed for KS3 and beyond.


Children at SMG will:

  • demonstrate a love of science
  • retain knowledge with a real life context
  • be able to question ideas
  • work both independently and collaboratively to investigate and experiment
  • achieve age related expectations in Science