The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

At Houghton Conquest Science is carefully sculpted into our creative curriculum so that the children experience relevant and relatable lessons. As the children move up through the school they will build on their prior learning and experience it in a new topic and with a fresh point of view.

We try to create as many opportunities as possible for the children to experience practical science and we are very lucky to have such beautiful school grounds,  pond and a beautiful rural community that lends themselves to this.


We want our pupils to become inquisitive and explorative about the world around them. We want them to expand their knowledge from the Early Years wider world learning and to love, respect, and investigate their natural world as well as themselves. We want them to ask question to research further outside of the classroom and to be respectful of everything and everyone around them. We further believe that the acquisition of knowledge, skills and understanding of science in the curriculum is essential for the child’s future learning and to prepare them for adult life.



Science Knowledge Progression Map

Science Skills Progression Map