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The intent of our Science curriculum is to

  • To secure an understanding of the world around them through investigation of scientific ideas and concepts.
  • To develop children’s curiosity by raising awareness of science all around them.
  • Enable children to make links between science and other subjects in order to secure their knowledge and deepen understanding.
  • Equip children with skills to work scientifically – different types of enquiry, working logically and sequentially.
  • Complement the characteristics of effective learning – children will think critically, play and explore and learn in active ways.


How Science links with our school values:




Be Kind - We are considerate of the environment around us and are aware of the impact of our learning on our surroundings.





Be Respectful - We work collaboratively, respecting the views and opinions of others.






Be Passionate about Learning - We challenge ourselves, asking questions about the world around us.





Make a DifferenceWe work collaboratively and inclusively so that we can contribute to and make a positive impact in the modern world.



At St Vincent’s we aspire to make the learning ambitious for all learners. Our school curriculum includes the knowledge, skills and life experiences children need to thrive. Our learning is carefully planned and sequenced using the National Curriculum that can be found below: 

National Curriculum Science

Knowledge and skills are built on from previous years and there is clear progression in each subject. You can see an overview of progression below:

Progression Grid

Each curriculum area is taught across the year and evidenced on a long term plan, divided into half termly blocks. You can see the long term plan below:

Science Long Term Plan

Science Developments Spring 2024

Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040


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