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All Saints CE School Science Curriculum


At All Saints, we believe that pupils deserve a broad and ambitious Science curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which prepares them well for future learning and employment.  Science is an investigative subject where children are encouraged to be critical and creative thinkers, ask questions and be curious about their surroundings. A love of Science is nurtured through a whole school ethos and a varied science curriculum.


At All Saints, we use the Plymouth Science Scheme for our curriculum. The scheme is designed around the National Curriculum statements for Knowledge, Working Scientifically and Scientific Enquiry and all learning (substantive and disciplinary) is well structured and sequenced.

Our Science curriculum gives children the opportunity to:

  • Develop practical skills by working scientifically;
  • Articulate scientific concepts clearly and precisely;
  • Remedy misconceptions;
  • Understand the uses and implications of Science today and for the future;
  • To see connections between subject areas;
  • To use problem solving skills and numeracy within scientific concepts;

Across the school learning includes:

  • Pre learning, from previous year groups and lessons.
  • Cross curricular links across modules
  • Explicit objectives for knowledge, working scientifically and scientific enquiry
  • Modelling, scaffolding, mini quizzes, recapping, revisiting knowledge are used to support children and address any gaps in knowledge
  • Lessons and resources from the scheme are adapted to provide appropriate support and challenge to all learners, in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.
  • Events, such as Science Week, allow all pupils to come off-timetable, to provide broader provision and the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills.


The impact of our science teaching and learning is that children at All Saints show an enjoyment and enthusiasm for Science, make sustained progress, build an increasing understanding of scientific vocabulary and understand how science has a role in shaping our lives and our future.