Science Extravaganza for parents!

Science Extravaganza for parents!

On Friday afternoon, we invited our wonderful parents to come and see the work which the children had produced for their science projects. The children had the opportunity to explain to parents the knowledge that they had learnt as well as how their creations worked....

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Science Extravaganza!

Science Extravaganza!

Over half term the children were set the challenge to create something which showcased their learning in science. Children were encouraged to discuss with their parents / carers the learning and knowledge which they had learnt during their unit. During the half term...

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Wonderful Scientists 👩‍🔬

Wonderful Scientists 👩‍🔬

Wow! Hearing the children from across school talk about the wonderful knowledge they have learnt during their science lessons has been amazing! Children were able to articulate the key knowledge which they have learnt during their lessons as well as thinking about how...

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Kirk Balk science

Kirk Balk science

We have had an amazing opportunity where our Year 6 class have visited Kirk Balk and taken part in some wonderful science activities…here are just a few photos of the wonderful experiences we’ve had. We’ve learnt so much knowledge in  a fun and practical way! [gallery...

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At Elsecar Primary School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of daily life. As one of the core subjects taught in Primary Schools, we give the teaching and learning of Science the prominence it requires. Therefore, we have designed our science curriculum with the intent that our children will develop an in-depth understanding of the world around them and an understanding of how major scientific ideas have played a vital role in society, to prepare them for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.

We will deliver a science curriculum that:

    • has working scientifically at its core, 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 living things, the environment, materials and physical processes
    • provides a range of hands-on experiences to promote engagement and presents opportunities for the discussion and questioning which develop understanding
    • develops key scientific skills, including observing, predicting, problem solving, decision making, communication and critical thinking
    • provides opportunities for different types of enquiry, such as pattern seeking, observing over time, classifying and grouping, comparative and fair testing and research 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
    • develops creativity and curiosity, so that children ask questions about the world around them and have the desire to explore and investigate

Additional opportunities are provided in Science, such as educational visits linked to the science curriculum, as well as visits to RSPB Wetlands and Elsecar Heritage Centre and Elsecar Park.



The National Curriculum 2014 and the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework 2017 provide the basis for our science curriculum, which is then tailored to meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school.

Teachers will plan science using the newly developed progression document which will allow children to build upon prior knowledge and understanding. Knowledge organisers have been developed and introduced for teachers and pupils to use for each topic for reference and assessment purposes. This will map out the knowledge, vocabulary and skills needed to master the concepts.


Children will…

    • become resilient, independent and curious scientists who ask questions and find things out for themselves
    • be able to communicate their ideas and findings using appropriate scientific terminology
    • have an awareness of the full range of scientific careers and pathways available to them and will be keen to pursue STEM subjects at secondary school


Science Strand Sequencing

Long term plan 2022 – 2023

Progression in Science


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6