Science

Curriculum Intent

At Victoria Primary Academy we believe that a high quality science curriculum builds the foundations for understanding the world through the scientific disciplines of chemistry, biology and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the future prosperity of the world. Our pupils are taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building knowledge and understanding, children will be able to recognise the power of rational explanation. We know that the quality and variety of language are key in developing scientific vocabulary and the ability to articulate scientific concepts. Therefore, building pupils’ scientific vocabulary is a vital part of our curriculum which is built on as children progress through school. This supports children’s knowledge and understanding, not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them. We want all our pupils to develop a sense of curiosity and excitement about the natural world and understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things behave and analyse reasons why. Science at Victoria allows children to become independent thinkers, to ask questions and seek answers and to make sense of the world around them through careful observation, investigation and applying scientific skills and processing. 

Science lessons at Victoria are both theoretical and practical so that all children to explore concepts in a variety of ways. We will include opportunities to learn outside, to support an understanding of science in the real world. We work closely with local secondary schools, who help to enrich the curriculum and to support staff with training opportunities. As a school, we use Science Logs to provide a record of children’s ongoing learning in science and which allows each year group to build on previous learning. We use knowledge organisers to support parents and children with the science learning at school and to allow for children to extend their knowledge independently. Our science curriculum supports literacy by actively promoting the skills of reading, writing and listening. 


Curriculum Aims

At Victoria Primary:

  • Children will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Children will develop an understanding of nature and answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Children will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science now and in the future.  
  • Children will use scientific vocabulary to describe and explain the world around them

Subject Leader

For more information, please contact the Science Subject Leader:

Miss J Costanzo
costanzoj@victoriaprimaryacademy.org.uk


Useful Documents

Science at Victoria

Science Newsletter

Science Subject Overview

Science National Curriculum

Science LTM 2020-21 after COVID 19 closures

Science Achievement Statements