At Rye Oak, we believe that the teaching of science should encourage pupils to ask questions, make predictions and investigate the world around them. Our science curriculum has been tailored to allow for maximum opportunities for our pupils to develop their investigative skills and to build up a body of key knowledge and concepts necessary for them to do this effectively.

Our teaching of science encourages our pupils to develop a range of strategies for finding things out for themselves, as well as promoting essential problem solving skills. As they progress through the school, we aim to enable our pupils to become increasingly adept at selecting and using the scientific equipment necessary to collect, interpret and evaluate results.

Science is also recognised as a great opportunity to support the development of pupils’ of communication and mathematical skills and provide them with a range of exciting and engaging opportunities to apply these skills.

Our science learning is enriched and brought to life through a range of events within Rye Oak, such as workshops led by medical students from Kings College Medical School and the RSPB, as well as trips to a range of exciting locations such as the Science Museum, Greenwich Observatory and Mudchute Farm.    


To download the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Science, click on the document below.