Our Curriculum Intention

Our Science curriculum aims to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world and of the processes and methods of Science. At Knypersley, we aim to ignite children's natural curiosity about the wider world and to develop a sense of wonder using question led, practical science.

Please click the link below to read our science policy:

Science Unit Pathway

The document below shows a planned teaching sequence that a unit of Science lessons may follow, in order to promote the sequential and progressive development of knowledge which can be securely demonstrated by our pupils.


Science Lesson Pathway

The document below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our Science lessons in order for the children to build on previously taught knowledge and also to deepen understanding and secure key concepts.

Our Progressive Science Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Science, we have created a whole school progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations. This draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and scientific skills in a deep and connected way.

Click here for our Science curriculum overview.

Whole school Science Progression Document Working Scientifically Progression document

Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Science curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provide opportunities  for them to use such language within the correct context with confidence and fluency. This document sets out the basic vocabulary required from Early Years  to 4.

Science Key Vocabulary



Science Year Group Breakdown

To ensure the highest emphasis is placed on both the teaching and the learning of new knowledge and skills, we have also clarified when it will take place within our topics and the subject specific gains our children will make in terms of what they will know and be able to do.Click on a year group below to look at the breakdown for the year.