Science at Brookmead


Our curriculum intent in science is to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.


All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them.

Implementation is through concepts being taught and reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. An investigative approach underpins our learning and teaching.

Brookmead has a clear and comprehensive system of learning in line with the National Curriculum - our teaching and learning shows progression across all key stages within the strands of Science.

There is a focus on key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills. Through our teaching there is a range of resources to developknowledge and understanding that is integral to develop understanding of working scientifically.

Central to our implementation is the ability to work scientifically through investgative approaches.

Our full overview and progressions in skills (implementation) can be found below.


Through the teaching of our science curriculum we ensure our children achieve these Brookmead Values:


Commitment and enthusiasm

Caring for others

Confidence and self-belief


Teamwork and co-operation

Honesty and fair play

Showing respect

Encouraging and supporting others

Taking pride in our learning

Being positive and ready to learn


In addition:

  • Learners demonstrate a love of science work and an interest in further study and work in this field

  • Learners retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real life context.

  • Learners develop the ability to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.

  • Learners articulate their understanding of scientific concepts and reason scientifically using rich language linked to science and the curriculum they have learnt

  • Learners work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment

  • Learners make year on year progress in their science learning

Science Overview.pdf
Science progression in skills.pdf