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Our vision and principles for science

RAF Benson Primary awarded Primary Science Quality Mark

We were delighted to receive news in May 2022, that our submission for a Round 21 spring Primary Science Quality Mark was successful. Congratulations to the team for their inspiring science, and in particular to Mrs Dodgson for pulling together our detailed submission!

National Curriculum


The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:


  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. 

Scientific enquiry skills


Our amazing science ambassadors are now doing a fantastic job promoting scientific enquiry skills in school across the whole curriculum. 

The key areas of scientific enquiry are:


  • asking questions
  • making predictions
  • setting up tests
  • observing and measuring
  • recording data
  • interpreting and communicating results
  • evaluating

British Science Week

The theme for this year's British Science Week will be 'Growth'. There will be activities for children across the school to enjoy during this period, all based around this theme. Please see the link below for further details and some great ideas that you can use at home to explore science as a family. There is a poster competition taking place around the same theme, with lots of prizes for winning entries. We will be encouraging our children and their families to have some fun and get involved in this project togather. The closing date for competition entries will be 5pm on the 15 April 2022. Please see the link below for more ideas.

Science beyond the classroom - our children share their adventures!