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Chawton C.E.

Primary School

'Love, Courage and Fellowship'


As scientists, our INTENT is:

to provide an engaging science curriculum which will develop children’s love of and the discovery of the world around them.


We aim to inspire an appreciation of the biological, physical and chemical elements of our surroundings.  


We recognise the importance of nurturing a culture where children take pride in the results of their enquiries, and how they have recorded their findings.


We believe that children need to develop a secure grasp of skills and knowledge in science; following a clear pathway of progression as they advance through the primary curriculum.

We IMPLEMENT this through:

The overarching aim for science in the National and Early Years Curriculum is to promote high standards of children 'Working Scientifically'.


We use our inquiry based 'Learning Quests' to frame this learning so that it is meaningful and relevant for our children.


Our curriculum closely follows the aims of the National Curriculum for science 2014 and has a method for assessment that works in conjunction with the age-related statements of 'Working Scientifically' and the knowledge for each area of science.


The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Science Long Term Plan

The IMPACT is:

As a result, we have a community of enthusiastic scientists who enjoy showcasing their developing science knowledge and skills. They enjoy discussing and sharing their ideas.

Governors, through the Governor Monitoring Plan and Subject Leader Reports, evaluate the work of the science leader in ensuring that the quality of teaching and learning across the school is at least good. They ensure that pupils are ready for transition to secondary school and are equipped with the skills to flourish and succeed as caring individuals.

Progression of Knowledge and Skills (Working Scientifcially)