Brunswick Primary School, Somerhill Road, BN3 1RP

01273 711816

Brunswick Primary School

Achieving success with determination and joy


Subject Intent 

At Brunswick, our primary science curriculum is designed with the intent to cultivate deep-rooted curiosity, critical thinking and a lifelong love for scientific inquiry. Through hands-on exploration, engaging experiments and collaborative learning experiences, we aim to empower our pupils with a solid foundation in scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding to ignite a passion for understanding the natural world. Our curriculum emphasises the development of key scientific skills, fostering resilience, creativity and a sense of wonder, preparing our pupils to become informed, innovative and responsible contributors to an ever-evolving global society.

Key Drivers  

Purposeful ​ 

Our children will have the vocabulary, knowledge and skills necessary to explore, develop and achieve in Science 

Aspirational ​ 

Our children will explore  Science  through varied authentic stimuli and respond in a range of creative ways, making purposeful links to other areas of learning. ​ 

Personal ​ 

Our children will question and reflect on  Science and its impact on their real-life experience. ​ 

Universal ​ 

Our children will learn how  Science  impacts locally, nationally, and globally and makes a difference to modern life. ​ 


Science Vision and Principles

To ensure a common ethos in the teaching and learning of science, staff and children were involved in the creation of the Brunswick Science Vision and Principles.



Science at Brunswick empowers pupils to:

  • develop their scientific knowledge and understanding, skills and vocabulary
  • ask and answer questions through hands-on practical investigation
  • promote curiosity through enquiries that inspire
  • create scientists ready to embrace change for a sustainable future
  • explore diversity in science, making links to scientists that have shaped our world.


Our Vision statement poster is displayed on working walls in classrooms and is referred to during science lessons.



  • The key conceptual knowledge for each topic and across each year group is mapped across the school. Pupils build on prior learning, as well as making cross curricular links to other subjects. Subject specific language and new key vocabulary is introduced at the start of each topic and lesson to enable the development of pupils’ confident and accurate use of vocabulary when articulating scientific concepts.
  • Pupils are encouraged to ask their own questions and are given opportunities to discover the answers through research and practical investigations. Teachers model how to use questioning effectively and demonstrate how to use scientific equipment in order to answer questions so that scientific knowledge and understanding is embedded. Pupils have opportunities to make mistakes, discuss them and learn from them.
  • Curiosity is celebrated within the classroom and our outdoor learning space. Teachers create engaging enquiry based lessons that are carefully planned and resourced to motivate and encourage a genuine interest in the subject.
  • We aim to nurture a future generation of scientists who not only possess scientific knowledge and skills but also embody a mindset that is ready to embrace change and actively contribute to a sustainable and resilient future.
  • We value the importance of inclusivity and represent diverse perspectives from various cultural, ethnic, and gender backgrounds, so that all pupils feel included and represented in the learning process. Science learning is relatable and relevant for all pupils by focusing on diverse role models and contributors of scientific innovation.


Working Scientifically Skills

Working scientifically skills are embedded into every science lesson and these focus on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to develop their use of their working scientifically skills when answering scientific questions.


Link to Science Curriculum Map  

Link to Brunswick Science overview