Our Science Subject Leader is Miss Pickup

Curriculum Statement of Intent for Science

At Hendal Primary School, our aim is to develop pupil’s scientific experiences, by providing children with a high quality and exciting Science curriculum, which not only sparks children’s natural curiosity but also equips children with the foundations for understanding the world. Science is the systematic investigation of the physical, chemical and biological aspects of the world, which relies on drawing conclusions based on first hand experiences and other sources of information.
Problem-solving activities involving the scientific process are used to deepen pupils’ understanding of the concepts involved. Through science, pupils at Hendal Primary School will continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation for the natural world and all its phenomena.

We will achieve this by:

• Teaching pupils the foundations for understanding the world.
• Providing children with opportunities to observe key concepts overtime.
• Encouraging children to pose questions and investigate answers through comparative and fair tests.
• Ensuring children have practical experiences to identify, classify, pattern seek and observe within scientific enquiry.
• Encouraging opportunities for children to apply their mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science, including collecting, presenting and analysing data.
• Providing pupils with access to equipment which supports pupils’ learning and individual needs.
• Raising aspirations by linking our Science topics to positive role models involved in science.
• Planning for progression of skills from EYFS to Y6.
• Ensuring progress through planning and creating sequential lessons that build on previously taught concepts.
• Encouraging cross-curricular links, to help deepen children’s understanding of science.
• Exposing children to a variety of scientific vocabulary to ensure children can articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely.


Please click on the link below to view the content and progression of Science at Hendal Primary School

Science content and progression.docx