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We plan our science curriculum to cover the aims of the National Curriculum. Our adopted scheme of work enables pupils to meet the end of key stage attainment targets. 


 At Ellington Primary School, we have adopted The White Rose Education scheme of work, which uses a “small steps” approach to science teaching, and closely follows the national curriculum for science for years 1 - 6. It gives specialist and non-specialist teachers a one stop solution as they help children develop scientific understanding and grasp scientific ideas.


Careers in science and STEM sectors are also explored through visits, guest speakers and career focus days. Where possible, Science is incorporated into other areas of the curriculum.

Key Scientists
In each unit, classes learn about key scientists linked to that area of science and their discoveries. Our key scientists are detailed below. To encourage cross curricular learning, classes complete comprehension activities about two of their key scientists each year. 
Working Scientifically
We teach the skills needed to work scientifically using the following enquiry types and symbols. 
Dual Objectives
From the start of the Summer Term 2024, all science lessons from Year 1 to Year 6 involve having a dual objective. A dual objective ensures that every Science lesson has a Knowledge Objective (KO) in the form of a key question that the child should be able to answer at the end of the lesson and a Working Scientifically objective that helps to tell the pupils one way in which they are working as a scientist would. These Working Scientifically objectives are taken from the Working Scientifically Progression Document found below.
The Working Scientifically Progression Document helps inform teacher planning by showing how children in their year group should be designing investigations, presenting findings and drawing conclusions.       
Science Showcase
Here are some photographs of our Ellington Scientists in action! Stay tuned as we will be adding more examples and some of our wonderful work too.
Useful Websites
Below are links to a selection of science websites which have fun ideas to carry out science at home.
In the north-east, we are lucky to have some amazing places to visit to improve our knowledge and understanding of Science: