Science curriculum intent statement 


At Mareham, our Science curriculum ensures that knowledge and key skills are taught in a systematic, well-planned and progressive manner.

At Mareham, our whole curriculum is driven by:

  • creating a sense of awe and wonder – curiosity, excitement, getting children to think and enquire more
  • our place in our world - respect for living things, local, national and global knowledge and beyond, cultures, traditions, diversity
  • vocabulary – refines and enriches communication, better understanding and language

We aim to develop our children – physically, socially, mentally, culturally and spiritually – to embrace lifelong learning with a sense of awe and wonder in order to make a positive contribution to the local and wider community. We intend to equip children with scientific skills to develop their knowledge through studying and practically exploring the natural world and scientific phenomena. As scientists, pupils are exposed to a wide and rich curriculum that allows them to apply new vocabulary and knowledge.

Our Christian values shape how we behave, what we say, how we build relationships and how we learn. Our Science curriculum is designed to help each child to be able to think and speak like a scientist; developing independence for learning whilst achieving academically and meeting age-related expectations by the end of their primary education.

We are friendly, inclusive to all and build resilience; encouraging a positive mindset amongst our children as it is often through mistakes that we learn the most. Everyone thrives through feeling safe, confident and valued and the well-being of each and every individual is a priority.

'Live life to the full and create a better future for all.'


At Mareham, children are expected to work hard and demonstrate positive learning behaviours to maximise their own individual learning potential. We are committed to working in partnership with parents as we believe that when home and school work closely together we get the best outcomes. Lessons follow clear objectives and teachers check pupils’ understanding and knowledge, identify misconceptions accurately and provide clear, direct feedback, responding and adapting their teaching as necessary. Open discussions and questioning are used effectively throughout the curriculum.

Science is carefully planned over the long term so that pupils acquire and build on the knowledge and cultural capital they need to broaden their horizons, become aspirational citizens and succeed in life.

Key vocabulary is carefully chosen. This is displayed in classrooms and shared at the start of all lessons. Children are encouraged to express their awe and wonder through the use of key vocabulary to talk ‘like a scientist’.


As a Year 6 scientist transitioning into secondary school, we aspire that pupils not only achieve the age-appropriate standard at the end of Key Stage 2, but they have begun their journey to understand the natural and man-made world and are able to recognise and apply their knowledge practically. They are also enabled to:

  • plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions building on awe and wonder
  • use scientific vocabulary to explain their findings
  • apply and extend mathematical skills to take measurements with a variety of equipment
  • apply and extend mathematical skills to record data in a variety of ways
  • use knowledge to make predictions to set up a variety of test types
  • identify scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments
  • have a broad understanding of what a scientist is and that a scientific role is possible for all

Curriculum documents

Science Overview 


BBC Bitesize

Interactive Science Resources