At Atkinson Road Primary Academy, the intent of our science curriculum is to ensure all children leave the school with a secure foundation of scientific knowledge and practical skills. This understanding will help develop an in-depth understanding of the world around them and an understanding of how major scientific ideas have played a vital role in society.

Our aim is to build science capital for all our children, regardless of their background and starting point so that they are inspired to continue to use science in their everyday life, future education and careers.

At ARPA we believe that science stimulates and excites children’s curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. Through practical experiences, investigations and an inquiry-led approach, we aim to engage learners at many levels and challenge them to explore and discover independently.



Key Documents

Curriculum OverviewNational Curriculum

Science-vocabulary-progressionYear 1 and Year 2: Working scientifically skillsYear 3 and Year 4: Working scientifically skillsYear-5 and Year 6: Working scientifically skills