Our aim is to build science capital for all our children, regardless of their background and starting point so that they are inspired to continue to use science in their everyday life, future education and careers.   

Teachers will plan science using the Science Mastery programme from Ark curriculum+. This is a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum. The programme is based on the best available research and evidence on what pupils need to know and retain as well as how they learn, memorise and practice what they have learnt. We recognise that obtaining knowledge and practising skills are connected and both are vital to the learning process. A strong foundation of knowledge is needed to make the practice of skills meaningful, enabling pupils to develop a comprehensive understanding of the big picture of Science to prepare pupils for secondary school and beyond. For the Early Years (Reception Class) opportunities for Science knowledge and skills are planned regularly. 

We will deliver a Science Curriculum that:    

  • Builds upon prior knowledge and a progression of skills to ensure all children have a secure understanding and knowledge of key science concepts     
  • Develops creativity and challenges all of our learners through researched and inclusive teaching practice, encouraging children to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural and man-made world around them. 
  • Will develop aspirational learners with an awareness of the key role that science plays within our community and the world and the opportunities that this creates for future careers.  
  • Encourages our children to be self-motivated, independent, curious and resilient learners by giving them the opportunities to apply the knowledge they have learnt. 
  • Encourages our children to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and to analyse cause. 

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is an important part of learning. 

Our aim is to ensure that all of our pupils have the skills they need to enable them to gain employment in the STEM sector in East Anglia and beyond. 

We aim to achieve this by removing gender stereotypes and immersing our pupils in STEM through activities that enhance and enrich the curriculum, so that EWOA pupils develop a passion for STEM and demonstrate that they have ‘skills for life’. Employability skills (Skills for Life) have been identified as being a priority for employers. 

We develop our pupils’ resilience, communication, team-working, self-motivation and problem-solving skills, while also ensuring that they learn to keep themselves and others safe.   

At the moment EWOA pupils will access STEM activities through competitions and projects. STEM will become an integral part of the curriculum as we move forward with Ormiston Academies Trust to drive forward a more integrated curriculum 

See what skills you will develop by being involved in STEM Activities & learning: 

Top ten employability skills | STEM 

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