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Location & Contact Details


Victoria Road,

Contact Number

01928 574644

Email Address

Events Calendar

september, 2023


Science Curriculum

Our Subject Leader for Science is: Mrs T Taylor

Curriculum Statement

At Victoria Road Primary School, we aim to deliver a science curriculum that helps children aspire, collaborate and experience a variety of opportunities. We want to help children develop as scientists through a range of learning experiences that are underpinned by our key intentions for learning in this subject and develop a lifelong love of science through a stimulating, engaging and challenging environment.


We recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. Our vision is to give children a Science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world in which we live. To achieve this it involves exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. As one of the core subjects taught in primary schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing children’s knowledge and understanding of our world, and with developing skills associated with Science as a process of enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provide opportunities for critical evaluation of evidenc


Key knowledge, skills and understanding are identified at the start of each science unit through a key line of enquiry question. Children will have opportunities to work scientifically throughout each unit alongside further developing their scientific skills.

Lessons are thoughtfully sequenced to ensure the substantive knowledge is embedded with opportunities to complete retrieval tasks and metacognition opportunities within each unit, helping children commit learning to their long term memory. Children also have opportunities to recap prior learning from previous year groups through discussion. These are presented to children in a variety of active ways to encourage and stimulate learning. Disciplinary knowledge is taught and reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. Scientific skills are mapped out progressively within each year group ensuring children make progress in their skill set year on year.

As the children’s knowledge and understanding increases, they become more proficient in selecting, using scientific equipment, collating and interpreting results, they become increasingly confident in their growing ability to come to conclusions based on real evidence.

Working Scientifically skills are embedded into lessons to ensure that skills are systematically developed throughout the children’s school career and new vocabulary and challenging concepts are introduced through direct teaching. This is developed through the years, in-keeping with the topics, and national curriculum coverage.

At the end of each unit of work,  key knowledge is reviewed by the children by answering the main overarching question thus demonstrating their understanding.


To know more! To remember more! To apply more!

Children at Victoria Road will overwhelmingly enjoy science and this will result in motivated learners with sound scientific understanding. Children will achieve age related expectations in science at each end point. They will retain knowledge that is pertinent to science in a real life context. Children will be able to  question ideas and reflect on knowledge and will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment. Children will be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically. Upon leaving Victoria Road  Primary School to embark on their journey to Key Stage 3 learning, children will be equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding to confidently continue their science learning journey.



“The Scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; they are the ones who ask the right questions!”

Claude Levi-Strauss