Rothley Church of England Primary (Academy)

"Working together to achieve value and recognise the strengths of all"




Rothley C of E Primary School Academy has adopted the National Curriculum for Science as outlined by the Department for Education.

Scientific knowledge and understanding is taught through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. The rich content of the Science Curriculum develops the understanding of nature and processes through different types of science enquiries which help children to answer scientific questions about the world around them.


Pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are supported in understanding how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes.  


‘Working scientifically’ is highly promoted so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions such as observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing ; and researching using secondary sources. Pupils are encouraged to seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data. 

Programmes of Study