Science teaching at Hilltop Primary School 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 an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.

The science curriculum at Hilltop provides full coverage of the National Curriculum and builds both children’s substantive and disciplinary knowledge in a systematic, progressive, authentic and enjoyable way. We want our children to have no limits to what their scientific ambitions are.

All children are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observing, planning and investigating, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. 

STEM-based education at Hilltop, which includes science, has a focus on hands-on learning and real-world applications. It develops life-long skills such as curiosity, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication and collaboration.


Subject Overview

Click here to see an overview of the Science taught in each year group

Progress in Core Knowledge and Skills

Progression in core and disciplinary knowledge for our Science Curriculum is outlined in the documents below:

Progression in core knowledge

Progression in disciplinary knowledge

Knowledge Organisers

Our Science knowledge organisers identify the core knowledge we expect all our children to know having finished a component of study.

Year 1 Science knowledge organisers

Year 2 Science knowledge organisers 

Year 3 Science knowledge organisers

Year 4 Science knowledge organisers

Year 5 Science knowledge organisers

Year 6 Science knowledge organisers


Subject Portfolio

Here's a taste of the exciting Science curriculum taught at Hilltop Primary School

Autimn Term 

Spring Term

Summer Term