Our Curriculum Intention

Our Science curriculum aims to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the processes and methods of Science to ignite their curiosity about the wider world.

Science Policy 2023

What makes a good scientist at Reginald Mitchell 





Our 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.

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Our Science lesson pathway

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

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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 themes in a deep and connected way.

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Reginald Mitchell Science progression

Reginald Mitchell working scientifically progression






Subject Specific Vocabulary

Our Science curriculum will ensure all children are not only taught subject specific vocabulary but also provided with opportunities to use scientific language within the correct context with confidence and fluency. See our year group coverage documents below for scientific vocabulary coverage.


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.

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