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AvenueInfant School


Curriculum Intent: Science

           Possibilities - To have high aspirations and know all of the opportunities available to                                                    them.

            Initiative -       To take risks, become independent thinkers and be responsible for                                                          themselves.

             Growth -         To recognise and celebrate their own individual journey, understanding                                                their own uniqueness and strengths and those of others


Our pupils should be able to organise their knowledge, skills and understanding into the following threshold concepts:

  •   Working scientifically
  •   Understanding Biology
  •   Understanding Chemistry
  •   Understanding Physics

These key concepts underpin the children’s learning through the year groups from Reception to Year 2. This enables pupils to reinforce and build upon prior learning, make connections and develop subject specific language. 


Aspirations For The Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future related to Science:

·         Senior Engineer

·         Pet and Reptiles Operation Manager

·         Astronaut

·         Vet

·         Marine Biologist

·         Weather Presenter

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Through the explicit teaching of the Science knowledge and skills, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. Our assessment systems enable teachers to make informed judgements about the depth of their learning and the progress they have made over time.   

Pupil Voice



Here is what Science looks like at The Avenue: