Mount Pleasant Primary School


Curriculum Subject Lead - Mrs A Clarke

At Mount Pleasant we encourage our children to be confident, inquisitive learners. The science curriculum at Mount Pleasant fosters children's natural curiosity about the world they live in and the wider universe. Science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills and positive attitudes.

Science stimulates a child’s interest in finding out why things happen in the way they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.

Science at Mount Pleasant


National Curriculum

The 2014 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 skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this.

Mount Pleasant Science Curriculum