Nelson Primary School

Together We Shine

Nelson Science Intent

Welcome to the exciting world of science at Nelson Primary School! Our curriculum is designed to instill a lifelong passion for scientific exploration, nurturing scientific curiosity, analytical thinking, and a deep understanding of the world around us.


At Nelson, we believe in providing our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become active and responsible citizens. Through our engaging and immersive approach to science education, we aim to develop our students' scientific curiosity, analytical abilities, and their understanding of the natural world.




Our curriculum ensures a progressive acquisition of key scientific knowledge across each year group, while also emphasizing the application of scientific skills. From conducting experiments to forming hypotheses and explaining complex concepts, our students will actively engage in the process of "working scientifically." These skills will be cultivated and refined throughout their years at Nelson, preparing them to navigate the ever-evolving world of science.

During lessons, we provide ample opportunities for children to learn and understand a wide range of scientific concepts, encouraging them to discuss ideas, ask questions, and explore the subject in a hands-on manner. By fostering a healthy curiosity about the universe and promoting respect for both living and non-living things, we aim to inspire a sense of wonder and appreciation for the natural world.





Science education goes beyond the boundaries of the science classroom. It enables our students to apply the skills they have acquired in mathematics and English, reinforcing their understanding of these subjects and promoting interdisciplinary learning. Additionally, science equips our students with a rich vocabulary and a deep understanding of the world, essential for their academic and personal growth.


Science has the power to transform lives and offers countless opportunities for academic success. By nurturing a love for science and providing our students with the tools to explore and understand the world around them, we empower them to thrive and succeed both academically and in their future careers.