Clifton upon Dunsmore Church of England Primary School

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'Great are the works of the Lord; They are studied by all who delight in them.' Psalm 111v2

Click here to read about our curriculum offer and download our progression maps

Why Science?

At Clifton-upon-Dunsmore C of E Primary School, we recognise the importance that Science and Engineering have within the modern world. Even if children do not become scientists or engineers, they will grow up in a world that requires scientific and engineering literacy and critical thinking skills.

Our Vision:

To ignite pupils' curiosity and encourage them to confidently explore and discover the world around them so that they develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

To have a practical and enjoyable curriculum, where we aim to inspire and excite our children and foster a thirst for knowledge.

Provide opportunities for children to ask their own questions, experiment and plan their own investigations, giving them the support they need to be able to develop scientific skills.

Develop scientific literacy and critical thinking skills by designing and carrying out their own investigations and  provide frequent, high-quality, real-life experiences related to science.

Nurture their curiosity by asking ‘big’ questions, and this will  develop a wonderment and a sense of excitement about science.

Make meaningful links between classroom learning and the real world in order to deepen their understanding of Science.

To promote the strong connections that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) have with each other and involve experts, as often as possible, within these fields  to share their experiences and knowledge in school.

Provide well maintained, organised and up to date resources, including IT which will support learning.

To utilise their English and Mathematical skills and knowledge to enable them to excel in Science.

In addition, the teaching of science will promote and develop transferable skills such as observation, communication and teamwork and allow mathematical skills to be applied.

To cover all the statutory requirements as laid out in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.

We achieved a Space Education Quality Mark in 2022 

Please click on the table below to download our knowledge organisers that show the key concepts and learning for each unit and year group.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

What is it made of?


Living things


Plants around me 


Contrasting animals and Seaside

Bend or break


Dead or alive! 


What a seed needs 


Living Long – Living Right!

Rock and Roll!


I have eyes to see


Opposites Attract 


Healthy Bones 


From seed to seed 

What am I?


Power up!


From here to ear 


Digestion and Teeth 


Mad Molecules

Earth, Moon and Beyond


Push me / Pull me




Growing and Aging 


Life cycles great and small 

Light Fantastic


Who do you think you are?


Taxonomy and Micro-organisms


Healthy Heart 



Download our Intent Statement for ScienceNational Curriculum Document for Science

Download our Science Knowledge Progression Maps

Download our Science Skills Progression Maps