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Upton Junior School

Upton Junior School

One Childhood - One Chance


Intent and Aims:

At Upton we believe that Science knowledge is essential for our children. We feel it is incredibly important that they understand both the world around them now and also be prepared for the world of employment they will enter when they leave education. 

The world is changing at an incredible rate.  Advances in science and technology are responsible for much of this. Our pupils in this generation are able to access constant knowledge streams through personal or family-owned devices or from a multitude of TV channels and internet sources. This feeds their curiosity and desire to know more about the world around them.

Our aim is to encourage this pursuit of scientific knowledge, to encourage children to always ask 'why?', to propose ideas and be resilient enough to pursue an answer. In short, we want children to be scientists as part of who they are.

We aim to provide pupils with the core scientific knowledge and processes to be able to answer questions about the world around them whilst also allowing hands-on practical experiences in a variety of active situations. Underpinning all Science at Upton are the skills of generating lines of enquiry, making predictions, analysing and collecting results in a variety of ways, drawing conclusions from their observations and evaluating reliability.

We encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at school and beyond. We develop pupils’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life. We aim to build on pupils’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world.

How do we do this?

We aim to follow the National Curriculum for Science, adapting this to the needs of our own pupils as necessary. We teach children scientific knowledge and then ensure they are supported in practical application to test theories related to this. We build on prior learning and make connections for greater memory retention.

What's the Impact?

Children who can make sense of the world around them. Children who have an appetite for knowledge; for 'finding out'. Children who are curious about the world round them and their place within it.  By the time these pupils enter the world of employment a huge number of careers that don't exist will be available to them, many due to advances in the field of Science. We want to ensure that they are ready to make the transition to secondary school and inspired to continue to study Science.



Contact Us

Upton Junior School
Edge End Road
CT10 2AH

(01843) 861393