At Lanivet Primary school our Science curriculum is developing to be a child centered, awe inspiring and engaging subject. Science has changed our world on a personal, national and global level and as such we ensure all children are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.  The children are exposed to a wide variety of topics that support the children’s curiosity for learning with all new science topics starting with a ‘Big Question’ created by the children.



Our curriculum aims to broaden the children’s scientific view of the world around them, whilst promoting a love for enquiry and wanting to explore new things by

  • Our curriculum for science is based on the progression of aims and subject content from the National Curriculum as well as the new (Sept2021) EYFS Framework.
  • Building on previous skills allowing children to progress in knowledge, understanding scientific vocabulary and systematic enquiry. Teachers at Lanivet are aware of the progression through year-on-year teaching and how it should look at in different year groups and key stages.
  • Providing opportunities for working scientifically, including those designed by the children themselves, using a variety of teaching styles and flexible groupings.
  • Using ICT, mathematics and literacy skills where appropriate to enhance their study of science.
  • Wherever possible, the school grounds and local area are used for fieldwork to enable children to understand their learning based on first-hand experiences and real contexts.



Children will have an exciting, practical hands and hands on experience that encourages curiosity and questioning. The stimulating and challenging experiences staff plan will help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. The children will be able to speak about their learning with confidence and excitement.


  • Teachers will assess the impact of learning from children’s knowledge organisers against the learning objectives for science knowledge and working scientifically.
  • Where appropriate teachers will assess learning based on outcomes collected in shared Floor Books. These will be used with children in Key Stage One. Assessment may also be drawn from photographs of children at work, particularly in Key Stage Two.
  • Judgements about impact will be triangulated by subject leaders scrutinising outcomes and triangulating this with pupil voice and lesson observations.
  • Children will regard Science as a subject that they enjoy and want to engage with.
  • Children will have a breadth of core knowledge in science that will enable them to hypothesise and raise their own questions
  • Children will have a core range of scientific enquiry skills that will enable them to raise questions, plan scientific enquiries and record and communicate their learning effectively.
  • By the end of key Stage 2 children will have confidence in their knowledge and skills in science and will be able to continue to make progress in Key stage 3.