Children are encouraged to discover more about themselves and their environment through first-hand experience, with emphasis on enquiry and scientific investigation. In this way, children will develop their scientific knowledge and understanding of concepts through the scientific discipline of biology, chemistry and physics. Pupils are taught to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes through observation, questioning and investigating the world around them, looking for patterns and trends. Through our topics, the school follows the National Curriculum for Science to ensure all children are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future. Opportunities for links with other curriculum subjects are made where appropriate. Health and Safety guidelines are also followed, with the safety of the children being paramount. The links between science and the religious curriculum relate to the wonder of all of God's creation and the need to understand and respect all life on Earth.