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Marlbrook Primary School




Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of Science through different types of Science enquiries that help them to answer specific questions about the world around them.

Ensure that they are equipped with the Scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of Science.

Lessons need to be skills based with knowledge taught through this.

Develop curiosity, creativity and independence.

Ensure working scientifically skills are built on and developed though out school.

Ensure curriculum is sequenced using skills and knowledge progression documents and is accessible to all children.

PSHE and British Values links to be addressed through age related Animals, including humans topic and key individuals.


Science planned using medium term format including problem solving activities to allow children to find out for themselves. Where possible, linked to other curriculum topics.

Children encouraged to ask questions.

Teachers to create engaging lessons, with high quality resources and using precise questioning that support and challenge all abilities.

Use assessment to identify gaps in learning.

Build upon this learning using whole school overview, skills and knowledge progression documents.

Working scientifically to be embedded in lessons.

New vocabulary to be discussed and used in spelling lists.

Curriculum to be enhanced through educational visits, inviting those involved in the real life science world into school, whole school Science week, competitions and workshops.  Gifted and Talented identified and involved in these workshops.


Track progress through the Progress Tracker Program, End of Year judgement, learning walks and pupil interviews to ensure subject knowledge and skills are consolidated before moving forward and to allow teachers to inform planning in light of this evidence.

Children will acquire age related knowledge but also the skills to move forward.

Children will have a richer vocabulary.

A fun and engaging curriculum will provide the children with the foundations and knowledge to understand the world.

Children will learn through first hand experiences and link these to everyday life.

Children will aspire to have future role in a Scientific work place.






Year 1





Everyday materials




Seasonal Changes



Animals, including humans.


Cotswold Wildlife Park

Working as Scientists

Key Individuals





Steve Backshall?


Year 2

Living things and their habitats.








Animals, including humans.


West Midlands Safari Park


Use of everyday materials.



Think Tank


Working as Scientists

Key Individuals

Rachel Carson


Louis Pasteur


Charles McIntosh, John Dunlop


Year 3


Tillington Court Farm




Forces and magnets.




(Fossil Fuel)

Animals, including humans.


Working as Scientists

Key Individuals

Jan Ingen Housz

George Washington Carver


Issac Newton

Mary Anning


Dentist visit/ Dental nurse


Year 4

Living Things and their habitats

Bristol Zoo

Sea life centre




Animals, including humans.

Bristol Zoo




States of matter.

(Global Warming)




Working as Scientists

Key Individuals

Carl Linneas

Thomas Edison

Gerald Durrell

Alexander Graham Bell

Lord Kelvin

Joseph Priestly


Year 5

Living things and their habitats



Animals, including humans.


Earth and space.


British Aerospace Museum

Properties and changes of materials.




Working as Scientists

Key Individuals

Eva Crane

Jane Goodall

David Attenborough

Professor Brian Cox

Margaret Hamilton

Spencer Silver

Ruth Benerito

Leonardo Da Vinci


Year 6

Living things and their habitats



Animals including humans.


Bristol Zoo


Evolution and inheritance.





Working as Scientists

Key Individuals

Libbie Hyman

Alexander Fleming

Charles Darwin

Albert A Michelson

Michael Faraday



 In our school we celebrate Science by having termly ‘Science Stars’. The chosen child will receive a special science award badge and have their photograph put on display for the whole school to see! 

 Each class has a ‘Science Representative’. They will meet termly with the Science Lead to discuss how Science is developed within the school and help the class teacher organise equipment for lessons.


Does your child enjoy Science? Try these websites for ideas that you can try at home!



When you come into school for the parent’s afternoon, don’t forget to try the science activities.

Science Capital

Does your job involve working in the science industry? Medicine, engineering or manufacturing? Please let your class teacher know, maybe you would be willing to come into school and talk to the children about what your job involves.