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Holly Grove Primary Academy


What is Science?

At Holly Grove Primary School we believe that children should be given the opportunity to explore and understand the world in which they live. Science at Holly Grove is about giving children the tools to develop their ideas and ways of working that enable them to understand the world through investigation with independence, resilience and enjoyment. Science inspires children, encouraging them to be inquisitive about the world, nurtures their innate curiosity and enables them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning. By the end of their primary education our pupils should be equipped to make informed decisions about new technologies, their health and the scientific opportunities around them. We believe that a broad and balanced science education is the entitlement of all children, regardless of ethnic, origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.

What our children say about Science...


At Holly Grove we want our children to be naturally curious about the world around them. We want to embrace their sense of wonder about natural phenomena and to guide them into becoming enquiry-based learners. The science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live. We want our children to develop an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, how it has changed and shaped our lives and how vital it is to the world’s future prosperity. 

Subject Intent Science.pdf


The documents below identifies the key elements which we believe are important to incorporate into our Science lessons for them to build on previously taught knowledge and to deepen and secure key concepts. 

  • Our pathway for a unit of work in Science (Please note: the order of the pathway may be different but all elements will still be covered).
  • Our pathway for a lesson in Science (Please note: the order of the pathway may be different but all elements will still be covered). 

Science Lesson Pathway

Unit pathway Science.pdf

Our Science Curriculum

Progression science key words.pdf

Our Progressive Science Curriculum

To ensure children are taught and remember the appropriate knowledge and skills relating to Science, we have created a whole school progressive breakdown of the national curriculum expectations. This draws on the skills and knowledge being taught across all subject areas and hopes to contribute to the development of key concepts and scientific skills in a deep and connected way.

Click here for our Science curriculum overview.

Science progression at Holly Grove.pdf

Science and SMSC

For more information about how we promote British values and SMSC through Science at Holly Grove, please click the link below:

SMSC and Bristish values.docx

Further Information:

Please click the links below to support your child with Science at home. 

BBC Bitesize KS2

BBC Bitesize KS1

Get your children thinking like Scientists!

Primary Science online

Nat Geographic

The Royal Society

WOW Science

Twinkl- Free Science resourses

Hamilton Trust 

Science Kidz

National Curriculum Science

Science at Holly Grove Autumn 2023

Take a look at all the fantastic learning that has been taking place cross the school this term at Holly Grove! 


Nursery and Reception

We have been looking at different science experiments and investigating ice. We have helped some animals escape out of the ice aswell as doing the blubber experiment. 

Some children have taken part in cooking, learning to chop, melt chocolate, make jelly, decorate biscuits and make their own play doh looking at the different elements.

They have also been making bird feeders.  

Year 1 and 2

In Year 1 and 2 , they have been learning about Pets and Gardens and what pets and animals we would find in our gardens. Also, they have been thinking about how to care for them and how to look after them. 

Year 3 and 4

In Year 3 and 4, the children have learning about Rocks, Fossils and Soils. We have been observing and sorting Rocks and investigating their characteristics and sorting them into a Venn diagram. We have investigating how durable rocks are and how permeable rocks are. We concluded that the most permeable rocks are the sedimentary rocks. 

Year 5 and 6

In Year 5 and 6, the children have been learning how to talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society;  what makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefits of exercise and healthy eating and  to make informed choices (for example, about issues affecting their health and well-being).  

Science week 2024

Can you help Cosmic and Gem find out how milk is turned into cheese over time? 

Cheese Challenge.pdf

Click here to find more Crest Home Learning activities.