Aims of the Science Curriclum

The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific  disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage learn the basics of the science

Our Science curriculum allows the children at HLC to embed new skills they are learning through a progressive curriculum. It continues to emphasise the importance of key  vocabulary and terminology, whilst giving the children opportunities to work scientifically (Investigations/Experiments).


Working Scientifically

At HLC we strive to develop the children’s resilience and intellectual curiosity across the curriculum.  During our science lessons the children are often encouraged to take their own learning forward by carrying out investigations using their scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding. Allowing the children to select resources to support their learning choices is an essential part of ‘working scientifically’ within the classroom. Once an investigation/experiment is completed, the children are then asked about their methods and whether they managed to achieve the desired outcome.  Through careful questioning, the children are able to evaluate their performance in detail.

“Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.”Albert Einstein


Science Curriculum

Year 1 Science Curriculum
Year 2 Science Curriculum
Year 3 Science Curriculum
Year 4 Science Curriculum
Year 5 Science Curriculum
Year 6 Science Curriculum

How to help your child at home

Understand what your child is learning in Science across the year (See above)
Continue to embed key vocabulary linked to science topic
Continue to ask ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions to improve understanding of a given subject.
Access useful websites to support learning in class: