Science Leads: Mrs Docherty and Mrs Stockill

‘Pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.’ (National Curriculum)

Overall aims

At Roseberry Primary School, our aim is for children to see themselves as scientists.  We want them to ask questions, explore and investigate, hypothesise, predict and interpret phenomena.

We want our children to develop aspiration and understand that there are no limits to what their ambitions are.  We want our children to understand that science can lead to a wide variety of jobs and careers e.g. growing up to be an astronaut, marine biologist, researcher or technicians.

How Science is delivered

Through high quality teaching, our science curriculum aims to

  • Promote the characteristics of our bespoke Avatars
  • To provide exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and embrace awe and wonder
  • Enable them to confidently explore and discover what is around them, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
  • Ensure our children love science.
  • We want our children to remember their science lessons in our school, cherishing these memories and embracing the scientific opportunities they are presented with.
  • Support the application of the core subjects including English, mathematics and computing and physical education
  • To support planning and teaching, teachers can access a range of resources e.g., data loggers, easi- scopes.
  • Effective use of outdoor learning e.g., classroom, fire pit and pond/wildlife areas.
  • Effective use of education visits and visitors are planned, to enrich and enhance the pupil’s learning experiences within the Science curriculum. E.g., Children in Year 6 work with York University and local industry to find out about science in the real world e.g. visiting PX Group, Seal Sands
  • Seesaw and other technologies are used to support learning including delivering


Science topics are taught within each year group in accordance with the National Curriculum.

EYFS Science Progression Framework
Animlas inc Humans
Earth and Space
Evolution & Inheritance
Forces and Magnets
Light Living Things & their Habitats
Seasonal Change
Working Scientifically
Progression of Knowledge and Understanding

This well-designed Science curriculum will lead to outstanding progress over time, across key stages, relative to our children’s individual starting points and their progression of skills. Through various visits and visitors, our science curriculum will lead pupils to be enthusiastic scientists. They will learn that science opens many doors and, consequently how this leads to their understanding of how science has changed our lives and how it is vital to the world’s future. Children’s aspirations will have been developed and they will understand how much science shapes

Learning has been supported and evidenced in a range of ways, including our value avatars, pupil voice, pupil’s work and their enjoyment of science.