At Warren Academy, our children experience a broad and ambitious Science curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which ignites curiosity and prepares them well for future learning or employment.   We recognise that children are naturally curious and  Science is a subject area which provides invaluable opportunities to  explore this.  By making Science practical whenever possible, we aim to develop our children’s scientific knowledge, skills and vocabulary while linking this learning to meaningful, real-life contexts.  

The curriculum is carefully planned to build on previous learning, ensuring that children acquire key scientific knowledge and skills through practical experiences; using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments and explaining concepts confidently.  Cross curricular opportunities are also identified, mapped and planned to ensure contextual relevance.   


The national curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils: 

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics 
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them 
  • are equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We understand that it is important for lessons to have a skills-based focus, and that the knowledge can be taught through this.

Working Scientifically Progression

Science Knowledge Progression