Science Curriculum



Shining Together, We Reach for the Stars


In Science, we encourage our children to be scientists, Shining Together! We look to the works of influential scientists e.g. Mary Anning (famous fossil collector and palaeontologist) and Spencer Silver (inventor of post it notes high tack, low adhesive quality) to inspire us in our scientific learning and discoveries. We aim to provide a Science Curriculum that inspires children to Reach for the Stars, having aspiration and Hope in scientific discoveries and their lasting impact on our world. 

We have a clear, sequential progression overview, with our intent, implementation and impact explained (below) that ensures that each child is challenged in their scientific learning. This is very specific and ensures that scientific knowledge and understanding is built upon and extended as children progress throughout the school. Working Scientifically is a thread throughout. 

There are three aims in the Science National curriculum which are to ensure children::


  • 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 knowledge required to understand the uses and  implications of science, today and for the future. 

Our curriculum achieves this, providing depth and breadth for learners. Please read our Science Curriculum document to learn more about our Intent, implementation and Impact, as well as see how Science is taught progressively throughout school.



As a part of our whole school cohesion in the curriculum we adopt an enquiry focus each term, e.g. being sportsmen, gymnasts, athletes, historians, geographers, artists, musicians, linguists... We believe that this creates better connectivity between the subjects, making learning more relevant to the children, so that they are inspired to 'reach for the stars' as a school team and personally.