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At Parklands Community Primary School we are scientists!


At Parklands we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. Science increases pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world by developing investigative skills. It encourages the natural curiosity of the child, respect for living organisms and the physical environment and provides opportunities for critical evaluation of evidence. Our Science curriculum supports the development of learning which enables children to become enquiry based learners.


  • A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of Science.
  • Children are taught key scientific vocabulary linked to each topic.
  • Children use a range of resources to develop their knowledge and understanding of working scientifically.
  • Wherever possible, teaching and learning should plan for practical investigative opportunities within Science lessons.
  • Children will reflect on previous learning and link ideas together, enabling them to question and become enquiry based learners.
  • Attainment will be assessed each half term through related topic assessment tasks.
  • Where applicable cross-curricular links to Science will be made.


  • Most children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of the year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real life context.
  • Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • Children 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.