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Science at Southglade

At Southglade Primary School, our vision is to provide a science curriculum that enables pupils to explore and discover the world around them so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.


Young children are naturally curious and passionate about how and why things happen.  At Southglade we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development.


We aim to inspire our children by giving them the opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity; promoting the experience of exploring and investigating scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our children will be encouraged to ask questions, take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment; whereby they acquire and apply core skills which equip them for an ever-changing world.

Working Scientifically


At Southglade, our science curriculum is based on the principle of Working Scientifically and this is embedded in our teaching of the subject.  The following document shows the skills progression in Working Scientifically from year groups one to six.

Programme of Study


The working scientifically skills outlined above are taught in the context of the strands of science specified in the Nation Curriculum programme of study for key stages one and two.  An overview of the progression of learning is outlined in the road maps below and is divided into physical and biological sciences.

Progression Ladders


In order to ensure clear progression of skills and knowledge across all areas of science, we use detailed progression ladders for each strand of science.  These join up and make links between the strands, enabling us to teach a full and balanced science curriculum.

Science policy 2020-21



In science we use 'brick wall' assessment grids to assess and monitor progress.