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Westbrook Primary School

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Topic Overview

Our approach to Science is based on an exciting hands-on science programme for today’s curious kids. It is designed to help  spark imagination, fuel curiosity and nurture confident young scientists.

Science Long Term Plan

Aims:  (Intent)

We are aiming for Westbrook Primary School to be a place where:

  • Children are creative learners who are inspired to think and investigate 
  • Children develop, and apply,  skills and knowledge which equips them for life-long learning
  • Children learn and apply skills/knowledge through first hand experiences
  • Children are proud of their learning and aim to achieve their best
  • Children believe in the value of teamwork, helping and caring for one another
  • There are close links with the local community whereby parents are partners in the learning journey
  • Staff, Governors and the whole community are ambitious and seek to provide only the very best education for our children


Science Intent: 


  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum which enables them to confidently explore and discover what's around them so they can have a deeper understanding of the world we live in 
  • To provide opportunities to have practical experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning 
  • Atmosphere where children enjoy and develop a good understanding of different areas of science 
  • Improve scientific understanding by enhancing observational skills, curiosity, deeper thinking, independence, working collaboratively and becoming more resilient
  • To provide a well planned and sequenced curriculum which will ensure that progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary can be seen



  • Model subject specific vocabulary, knowledge and skills relevant to the learning to allow pupils to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts
  • Consistent learning walls in every classroom to provide constant scaffolding for children
  • Subject specific vocabulary displayed in classrooms along with key facts and questions 
  • Year groups will build on the prior year groups knowledge therefore developing depth of understanding and progression of skills
  • Children to present their findings and learning using specific scientific language
  • Children to explore, question predict, plan, carry out investigations and observations as well as conclude their finding