The aim of our science curriculum is that all children will develop the traits necessary to become ‘Scientists’.  These are outlined below:

Think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings.

Are confident and competent in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations.

Demonstrate excellent scientific knowledge and understanding in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.

Show high levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.

Undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork. 

Passionate about science and its application in past, present and future technologies.

The Essential Learning Objectives:

Working scientifically


  • To understand plants
  • To understand animals and humans
  • To investigate living things
  • To understand evolution and inheritance


  • To investigate materials


  • To understand movement, forces and magnets
  • To understand light and seeing
  • To investigate sound and hearing
  • To understand electrical circuits
  • To understand the Earth’s movement in space

Our Changing World is a unit of work that is looked at each year and monitors the changes in the environment around school. Additionally, it also looks at the classification of plants/animals/habitats. Regular visits to this unit will be made throughout the year (approximately once a term). 

The new National Science  Curriculum (in England) came into force in September 2014.  To view a full copy of the current Primary School National Curriculum Science programmes of study, please click here

Our curriculum overview for Science, which outlines the learning for each year group, is at the bottom of this page along with the Science Policy.  

A full breakdown of what each year group is learning in each subject throughout the year, can be found on the Curriculum Overview page of our website. You can visit this page by clicking here

Knowledge Mats, which can be downloaded here,  provide information on subject specific language, important facts and recommended books to read. 

Mrs Pearce,
27 Nov 2018, 11:19
Mrs Pearce,
27 Nov 2018, 11:19