At West End, we strive to grow active, knowledgeable and curious young scientific minds, which are confident to explore and investigate the world around them. Our children are encouraged to take the lead in their own learning by asking questions, taking risks and learning from mistakes, so that they feel inspired to become the next generation of scientists.

We intend for children to:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of scientific enquiry that help the children to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Be equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
  • Develop ‘science capital’ – promoting more positive perceptions of, attitudes towards and aspirations within the sciences.
  • Use our curriculum to build on scientific knowledge so that learning becomes embedded.