Curriculum Intent


The National Curriculum states, ‘A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science.’

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
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future
  • develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery
  • develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge


At Parklands Primary School, we recognise the importance of science and ensure the prominence of its teaching and learning is given. The scientific area of learning is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of our world and with developing skills associated with science as a process of enquiry. Science at Parklands develops the natural curiosity of the child and allows them to ask and answer challenging questions and successfully carry out investigations.

The National Curriculum provides a structure and skills development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, which, where possible, links to learning across a range of subjects to allow for a depth of learning. Additional opportunities are provided in science through our enrichment activities and partnership with a leading science specialist school – Royal Liberty.

We endeavour to ensure that the science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences.

KS1 Science Ambassadors

KS2 Science Ambassadors

Recommended Reading List for Science

World Science Day