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Science at Spurcroft

Our intent for Science
At Spurcroft Primary School, our intention is to provide all children with a knowledge and vocabulary rich science curriculum, while nurturing curiosity and interest in the subject and in future possibilities of scientific development. We are committed to providing our pupils with both the knowledge of the different concepts and theories within science (substantive knowledge), as well as the knowledge of how scientists collect, understand and evaluate their findings (disciplinary knowledge).  Pupils also have frequent opportunities to learn through their own investigations. 
We understand that children will need frequent opportunities to recall the concepts that they have learnt, and that linking their new learning to prior learning will create better understanding. We believe that science provides a strong foundation for a range of diverse and valuable careers, and we aim to prepare our pupils for the challenges of entering the 21st Century workforce.

Science Ambassadors and STEM area


Our Science Ambassadors play an important role in the promotion of science across our school.


Their role includes:

  • running our lunchtime STEM area, sharing their love of and interest in  Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths,
  • planning and organising activities to encourage others to develop their interests in STEM subjects,
  • assisting teachers in setting up their classrooms for lessons,
  • supporting classmates in lessons,
  • helping to organise science resources,
  • helping to run KS1 Science Club,
  • feeding back on the thoughts and opinions of their class.