Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School



Science Intent


It is our intention at Far Forest Primary to develop in all pupils a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences. When planning for the science curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them.


As children progress through the year groups, our aim is for them to build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge. We want our pupils to develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions. 


Our intent  is to teach content in small, manageable steps to reduce cognitive load. At Far Forest Primary, the Science curriculum will ensure that children have the pre-requisite knowledge required in order to access new learning and concepts are revisited to ensure that children build on and retain what they have been taught in previous years. Retrieval practice will be used to support children transferring ideas from their working memory into their long term memory. Children will be given regular opportunities to retrieve through;


  • Quizzes
  • Making links across the curriculum
  • Memory games
  • Creating mind maps for vocabulary/using a Word Aware approach
  • Sharing and imparting their knowledge to others through presentations/assemblies.


More detail about how we will achieve our intent is outlined in our Curriculum Statement for Science below.