“Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity and is the torch which illuminates the world.” Louis Pasteur. 

Science teaching at The BAWB Federation aims to foster a thirst for knowledge and to promote the natural curiosity of the children. We encourage every child to be a scientist, not just in their science lessons, but in the wider world too. We aim to provide a broad range of scientific experiences that allow them to develop skills which are transferable across the whole curriculum. The careful progression of our science curriculum supports our children to know more and remember more as they move up through primary school and ensures they are ready for the challenges of science in KS3 and beyond. 

Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for science for every child by: 

  • developing children’s disciplinary skills, focussing on 8 key areas of working scientifically 
Ask questions Gather, record and classify data 
Plan Present findings 
Make observations Answer questions and reach conclusions 
Take measurements Evaluate (KS2 only) 
  • building on children’s knowledge and understanding by focussing on and revising key areas of substantive knowledge. These start in the early years and recur at regular intervals throughout a child’s primary career, with their knowledge and understanding deepening every time they come back to a topic.   
Animals, Including Humans Materials Forces and Magnets 
Living Things and Their Habitats Rocks Seasonal Changes 
Plants States of Matter Light 
Electricity Earth & Space Evolution & Inheritance 


The White Rose scheme of work for science forms the basis of our science curriculum at The BAWB Federation. Our teachers use this scheme to plan carefully designed lessons that enable all children to reach their full potential as scientists, including children with special educational needs. 

Please see our long-term plan for details of progression, revision of key concepts and development of disciplinary skills. 


Our curriculum has been planned to have high expectations of all learners and demonstrate coherence and progression. If children are assessed to be achieving the lesson aims, then they are deemed to be making good or better progress.  

We measure the impact of our curriculum through work scrutiny, pupil discussions and a reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes. 

If you would like to know more about science at The BAWB Federation, please contact our science subject leader: 

Mr Scott Greenway (based at West Burton) [email protected]

Curriculum Overview

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Science Long Term Plan