At Mead, it is our intention to recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life and have a strong understanding of the world around us. 

We intend to build a Science curriculum which develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge and build a Science curriculum which enables children to become enquiry based learners.


  • The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings. 
  • Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations. 
  • Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings.
  • High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills.
  • The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork.
  • A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.


  • To plan enquires, use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials, record data, report findings and present findings in written forms, displays and other presentations.
  • To understand plants, animals and humans, living things and evolution.
  • To investigate  materials.
  • To understand movement and forces and Earth’s movement in space.
  • To investigate sound, hearing, light and seeing and electrical circuits. 


Key concepts are reinforced through hands-on activities, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. The children participate in experience days and workshops to enhance and engage the learning from the classroom.

Progression of skills

Science overview

Examples of Knowledge Organisers

Celebrating Science