Welcome to Hylton Castle Primary School


Science Statement of Intent

Science teaching at Hylton Castle Primary aims 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.

The intent of our Science curriculum is to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the outcomes for every child so that they know more, remember more and understand more. It will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics;


  • Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school.
  • 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 and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.
  •  Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged.
  •  Concepts taught should be 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.
  • Maintain a high level of subject knowledge of science in our school by regular training and professional development.
  • Teachers use assessment for learning to tailor lessons around our children and help us plan for next steps.
  • Subject management monitors equipped and resources needed for teaching each area of science.
  • Regular monitoring is used to check children’s understand and apply key scientific principles within their work.
  •  In our school we have a rigorous monitoring process which is kept up to date and works towards our school improvement plan.