At Rawdon St. Peter’s, our Science curriculum aims to excite, inspire and stimulate children’s curiosity about the world around them.

A whole school progression map provides teachers with a basis for planning, enabling children to gain scientific knowledge and understanding of the specific disciplines of physics, chemistry and biology as they move through school. Working scientifically skills are embedded into all lessons; children are provided with problem-solving opportunities that allow them to develop independence in finding out and investigating.

Teachers plan engaging and challenging lessons which are language-rich and provide children with opportunities to explore and discuss their ideas. Precise questioning is used to develop children’s conceptual knowledge and skills, allowing teachers to unlock every child’s potential. Children’s learning is enhanced with educational visits and experts are invited in to deepen children’s understanding further.

We aim for children to be fully equipped not only for their next steps in their education, but for their future careers in an ever-changing, scientific and technological world.



  • Working scientifically
  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Everyday materials and their uses
  • Seasonal changes
  • Living things in their habitats



Lower KS2

  • Working scientifically
  • Plants and their functions
  • Animals including humans - nutrition, digestion, skeletons and muscles
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Forces and magnets
  • Living things in their habitats
  • States of matter
  • Electricity

Upper KS2

  • Working scientifically
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans - changes in development, & circulatory systems
  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Evolution & inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity