‘The Science of today is the technology of tomorrow’

Edward Teller


At Knutton St Mary’s Academy we aim to prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.  This will be achieved through a broad and balanced curriculum which is rooted in our local community and reaches out to the wider world providing children with a range of experiences and celebrating diversity. We want the children to develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.  Through the programmes of study children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills.

Through the teaching of Working Scientifically key skills we hope to foster a curiosity within our children about the world and a respect for their environment.  We want children to apply their knowledge of Science when using equipment, conducting experiments and building arguments. We want them to be able to explain concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.


Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Scientist:
  • Aquatic vet
  • Astronaut
  • Animal researcher
  • Marine biologist
  • Helicopter mission control
  • Weather presenter

For more careers, please visit First Careers.


      • Children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their cohort year
      • Children will develop a curiosity about the world around them and be able to pose their own questions
      • Children will work practically to investigate, find the answers and extend their understanding
      • Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together
      • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science within a real life context
      • Children will have a richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.