The Cambridge Primary Science curriculum is presented in four content strands. These are further subdivided into substrands. The four strands are:.

  • Biology: Plants; Living things in their environment; Humans and animals
  • Chemistry: Material properties; Material changes; States of matter
  • Physics: Forces (forces and motion); Light and dark; Electricity; The Earth and beyond; Sound
  • Scientific Enquiry: Ideas and evidence; investigative work; acquiring and presenting evidence; and considering evidence and approach

Scientific enquiry is about considering ideas, evaluating evidence, planning investigative work and recording and analysing data. The Scientific enquiry objectives underpin biology, chemistry and physics, which are focused on developing confidence and interest in scientific knowledge. Environmental awareness and some history of science are learned. During the year, students have the opportunity to carry out lab experiments under the guidance of their homeroom teachers in collaboration with the Secondary subject-specific teachers. Every year a Primary Science Fair is organized in upper Primary, to encourage students to develop scientific enquiry skills and apply the knowledge acquired.

Cambridge Primary Science Curriculum