Science at Chesterton Primary School


Science is taught as a discrete subject within the six themes children are exposed to across all year groups are:

  • Social justice and equity
  • Identity and diversity
  • Sustainable development
  • Peace and conflict
  • Human rights
  • Power and governance

These six global learning themes are broken down into knowledge and understanding, skills, and attitudes. The six global themes outlined above are explored through all areas of the curriculum and across the subject disciplines.


Curriculum Intent

At Chesterton Primary School we pride ourselves on delivering a Science curriculum which has been designed to increase our pupils' knowledge and understanding of the world in order to equip pupils with skills for future careers. Our Science curriculum has been designed with the intent to meet the objectives guided by the National Curriculum for Science (2014) and the belief that  should be delivered in creative, active ways which allow learners to follow their own leads of learning. We have collaboratively created a top 5 key principles to good Science teaching which are at the heart of each Science lesson delivered. 

We follow the National Curriculum for Science.

We believe, Science plays a vital role in broadening our pupils' horizons and raising aspirations for future careers therefore we strive to deliver a curriculum provides opportunities to enrich children’s learning. We provide our pupils with a stimulating learning environment creative displays, extracurricular activities and opportunities to experience Science in action through trips and visitors where possible. Pupils work demonstrates science specific vocabulary.

To develop both knowledge and scientific enquiry skills, which will equip pupils for future careers. We believe Science should be delivered in creative, active ways which allow children to take ownership over their learning and provide wider links to other subjects within the curriculum. Where possible we enrich pupils learning through extracurricular activities and opportunities to experience science in action through trips and visitors. 

Our Science curriculum provides a balanced focus on both knowledge and enquiry skills, which are delivered to developed our learners’ independence as well as encouraging the ethos of learning through high quality questions. 


More Information

To find out more information please see the class page and download the current curriculum map.


Science Progression Documents

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