Science Overview


At Newburgh Church of England Primary School, we aim to provide a rich and engaging science curriculum that meets the needs of the children in our community. Our Science curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and develop skills, ensuring effective progression within the subject and across all year groups. The science curriculum is delivered through highly effective 'quality first teaching' which aims to stimulate pupils' interest in scientific phenomena and to foster a sense of awe and wonder. Through this delivery we provide children with the foundations for understanding the world.

In science we follow the national curriculum, in which meaningful investigations and enquiry are the core of every child's learning. Our science curriculum is based on a two yearly cycle in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) which has been shaped and developed to meet children's interest and needs in our mixed age classes.


Our Science Policy is here.

Our Science Knowledge Progression is here.

Our Science Skills Progression is here.


Knowledge Organisers

A Knowledge Organiser is a set of key vocabulary, facts and information on a topic that your child needs to be able to know and recall by the end of the topic. Please use these at home as conversation starters to discuss learning and as a way of helping your child commit their learning to long-term memory (for example, you may want to cut up the vocabulary and meanings and play matching pairs or encourage your child to learn how to spell the words.


Autumn Term:

Year 1 Knowledge Organiser

Year 2 Knowledge Organiser

Year 3/4 Knowledge Organiser

Year 5/6 Knowledge Organiser

Science Week 2021


Click here for our Science Scavanger Hunt.