“The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them.” – William Lawrence Bragg

Science Intent

Our Science lessons are practical, creative and engage children through regularly seeking out and making the most of awe and wonder in the world, developing a long-lasting love of science. Through regular elicitation, we allow the children space and time to explore and address misconceptions, immerse themselves into key scientific topics and we place a high importance on appreciating, respecting and protecting the natural environment. Our sequenced Science provision is accessible, yet ambitious for all, where topics, such as plants, are taught across both key stages to build upon prior knowledge, whilst simultaneously developing the children’s scientific skills and lines of enquiry across Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Science is linked with other subjects throughout the curriculum, including Geography, Maths and English, which embeds the learning into the children’s long-term memory. We draw upon the children’s natural curiosity to deliver a vibrant and innovative Science curriculum as well as incorporating experiences to develop cultural capital through learning outside the curriculum, with STEM opportunities, involving our link with INTEL, Forest School and inspirational visitors and trips.



The overarching aim for Science in our school is to ensure that pupils:

  • To develop scientific knowledge and understanding
  • To develop scientific enquiry skills
  • To ask questions about the world they live in and make simple predictions about what might happen if…
  • To look carefully at the world around them and use their 5 senses to say what it is like
  • To be able to use observations to sort and measure things
  • To record their findings in drawings, charts, words and tables
  • To explain how to make their test fair and explain why it is fair
  • To say what happened and explain trends in their results
  • To have an everyday working knowledge of Science so they can apply it to their everyday lives
  • To make use of ICT, Literacy and Numeracy skills
  • To work safely


In order to achieve these aims we will:

  • Provide a stimulating environment to promote effective learning in Science
  • Ensure continuity and progression in Science by liaising with colleagues on areas covered
  • Give children lots of opportunities to develop and apply investigative skills
  • Provide necessary resources for the children to be taught effectively
  • Provide a safe environment in which to explore Science