Pipworth Community

Congratulations to Pipworth Community Primary School in top 3% of schools nationally for progress measures- Rt.Hon Nick Gibb MP September 2020 Primary PE School of the Year 2021 - LINKS Partnership Group South YorkshireUNICEF Rights Respecting School-Silver Award 2022

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Pipworth Community

Primary School

Pipworth Community


Article 13: I have a right to find out and share information with others.

Article 24: I have a right to good quality health care, clean water and food.

Article 28: I have a right to an education.

Article 29: I have a right to be supported to achieve in education.


Science at Pipworth Primary School is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through enquiry and investigation.

We aim for the curriculum to support and develop the pupils’ ambitions and aspirations and understanding of the community and the wider world in which they live. The curriculum is underpinned by an enquiry based approach where by lessons are sequenced in order to answer key scientific questions. Through our curriculum we aim to expose children to new experiences, and the world of work and research and have strong links with universities through STEM projects. Our curriculum is designed with the key aim of supporting all children to reach their potential whilst developing a deep knowledge of science in the world in which they live.

Our curriculum map has been designed so that all teachers from Y1 to Y6 are equally accountable for the content, progress and attainment of pupils’ knowledge and skill development. Knowledge and skills taught an entirely reflective of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. We know spaced learning helps to make learning stick. Therefore, learning is deliberately sequenced within and between year groups, to allow children the opportunity to build on prior learning in a coherent journey. Series of lessons are cumulative. Science is taught weekly as we know that for learning to stick, it is best to allow some deliberate forgetting to happen in-between in order to revisit, consolidate and deepen learning. 

The fundamentals for scientific understanding begin in our Foundation Stage. During FS1 and FS2, pupils learn about and experience the world through play. Our pupils have opportunities to explore and discover concepts practically and develop an understanding of our world. Ideas such as ‘push and pull’ are discussed in relation to their own understanding, such as through playing on scooters, with play dough. They are also encouraged to verbalise their learning using key scientific vocabulary. Learning in Key Stage One focuses on pupils developing a scientific understanding of the world around us. This includes: plants, animals, humans and uses of everyday materials. Pupils are introduced to the concepts of making predictions, fair testing and drawing conclusions to allow them to work as scientists from an early age. Pupils are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. Key Stage Two builds upon these ideas and then also begins to focus more on forces through physics, and chemistry.  Pupils continue to develop their working scientifically skills as they progress through Years 3-6, focusing upon asking and answering questions, making careful observations, setting up and performing simple investigations, gathering and recording data, drawing conclusions and making well thought evaluations. As they work through Key Stage Two, pupils increasingly have carefully planned opportunities to apply their learning from other areas of the curriculum, such as maths and computing.

Science Policy

Science Overview

National Curriculum

KS1 Planning Sample

KS2 Planning Sample

Sample Knowledge Organiser

Vocabulary Progression

EYFS Science Overview