At St Joseph’s, we intend for our children to be confident and skilled scientists who will take part in stimulating lessons where they develop an in-depth understanding of the world around them and an understanding of how major scientific ideas have played a role in society, to prepare them for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.




The science curriculum is covered through the implementation of a one year cycle where children study a range of topic areas.

We will deliver a science curriculum that:

  • Includes working scientifically, so that children have opportunities to develop practical enquiry skills to engage with the world in a scientific way and make sense of what they are learning about

  • Provides a range of hands-on experiences to promote engagement and presents opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop understanding

  • Provides opportunities for different types of enquiry, such as observing over time, noticing patterns, grouping and classifying, comparative and fair tests, using secondary sources

  • Builds upon prior knowledge and a progression of skills to ensure all children have a secure understanding and knowledge of key science concepts

The National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework provide the basis for our science curriculum, which is then tailored to meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school.




The impact of our Science curriculum is that our children become resilient, independent and curious scientists who ask questions and find things out for themselves.  Our children are able to communicate their ideas and findings using appropriate scientific terminology.

Science Coverage KS1

Science Coverage KS2

Science Progression Grid Knowledge and Understanding

Science Progression Grid Working Scientifically