Silkmore Primary Academy


Science Vision


Our high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged tounderstand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.Our scientists are equipped with the skills to work scientifically and can communicate their findings in a variety of ways. They are curious about scientific processes and can apply a range of scientific enquiry techniques. They not only understand the science covered in the classroom but can make links with the outside world. They can make connections across and between different curriculum areas and have a secure understanding of the content covered.



  • Curriculum sequenced from Nursery to Y6 to build on prior learning;
  • Cognitive Science and space retrieval activities used to revisit and embed learning;
  • Vocabulary sequenced, modelled and applied throughout the missions;
  • Learning adapted and scaffolded to ensure all children can access and achieve without limitations;
  • Immersive environments which scaffold learning with vocabulary and reference opportunities;
  • Purposeful, hands-on and engaging learning opportunities encourage the development of scientific understanding and skills;
  • Objectives across all strands of ‘working scientifically’ revisited and embedded within and across year groups / key stages to ensure cumulative fluency of scientific enquiry, processes and methods;
  • Revisiting of content where appropriate to ensure depth of understanding;
  • Connections made within and across subject areas and to the wider world to encourage children’s scientific curiosity.

Follow this link to view our Science roadmap.