Science Curriculum

Michael Shermer Quote: “Science is not a thing. It's a verb. It's a way of  thinking about things. It's a way of looking for natural explanations...”

Subject Intent:

 To increase pupils’ prospects by:

 Enabling them to effectively think like a scientist and gain age appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of Science.

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another

  • To develop an interest and curiosity of the world around them so that they intuitively question and think scientifically about problems they encounter.
  • To develop scientific understanding and conceptual knowledge.
  • To work practically to investigate and draw conclusions about scientific concepts, while also being about to show a child’s progression through the school and beyond.
  • To be curious and ask questions about the world around them.
  • Children will develop an understanding of the world of work and how specifically someone can make a forge a career for themselves within science.
  • To understand how science has influenced their lives in particular (medical, transportation, space etc).
  • To identify how scientific discoveries have changed cultural identities.
  • To identify the social and economic implications of science.
  • To participate in science events in the wider community/school.
  • To understand how new scientific ideas, contribute to preserving the environment.
  • To use their scientific knowledge to understand how they can contribute to a more sustainable future.
  • To research the importance of caring for the environment and becoming more sustainable.

Key Documents

1. Science at USL

2. Science Progression Document

3. Upton St Leonards Science Policy

4. Science Action Plan 23-24

5. Scaffolding in Science

6. SMSC in Science 

7. British Values in Science at USL

8. Long Term Planning Documents

Year 1 Overview

Year 2 Overview

Year 3 Overview

Year 4 Overview

Year 5 Overview

Year 6 Overview

9. Knowledge Organisers 

School Vision

Building foundations for a love of life, a love of learning and a love of one another