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At Godstone Primary and Nursery School we recognise the importance of science in everyday life. We aim to support children in confidently exploring the world around them through providing them with a broad and balanced curriculum. 

Our intent is to; 

  • To develop a science curriculum that is well structured with clear progression throughout so that children become ambitious learners.  
  • To develop a science curriculum where knowledge is carefully sequenced to build on and embed substantive and disciplinary knowledge. 
  • Equip children with scientific knowledge required to understand the uses of Science, today and in the future. 
  • Develop and embed scientific enquiry skills that will deepen their scientific knowledge. 
  • To develop an increasingly confident and appropriate use of vocabulary, scientific terms and language  
  • Children to feel inspired by learning and understand that they can make a difference/have an impact on the world around them. 


  • Each year group using appropriate vocabulary that allows the children to progress and develop their scientific skills  
  • Create a knowledge rich curriculum focused on quality of provision and cultural capital enhancement
  • To obtain the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) as a benchmark
  • To enhance the children’s experiences of Science and linking with the wider community.  Holding a STEM Day where children can meet engineers and scientists to become ambitious learners.  Enter into the Young Leaders STEM competition at Southampton University where children can showcase their ideas
  • Analysing children’s progression across the Science curriculum using accurate and well formulated assessment techniques


  • Each year group using learning intentions and success criteria statements that use appropriate vocabulary   
  • Clear articulation of children using scientific language confidently and appropriately in lessons
  • Progression and development of vocabulary from children across year groups
  • Curriculum development focused on quality of provision and cultural capital
  • Obtain the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM)
  • STEM Day implemented across the school
  • Entries made in to the Young Leaders STEM competition
  • Development of an assessment technique using the ‘progress descriptor trackers’