Subject Leader: Mrs V Nordberg

The Curriculum at Holme upon Spalding Moor Primary School

The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum – Science


At HOSM school, we understand the growing significance of science and engineering in our modern world. Regardless of whether children grow up to pursue careers in science or engineering industries, we firmly believe that by providing an environment centred around the wonder of STEM, learning experiences will enhance their scientific literacy, build science capital and improve critical thinking skills. The children should be taught that their scientific learning journey is one which involves asking questions and making mistakes and that this allows them to make real and valuable connections with the world around them.

We want children to develop a life-long passion for science; adopt vital, transferable skills; and are given opportunities to achieve through a curriculum that is accessible to all. We believe that by following their own natural curiosity, all children can be scientists, and through our exciting and engaging curriculum and learning environment, we can help them to be confident scientific thinkers.



In order to achieve our aims, we will:

  • Deliver a clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning shows progression across the Science curriculum. We teach on a two-year rolling plan.
  • Make sure the subject leader closely monitors the quality of teaching and learning within the school.
  • Secure opportunities for children to work alongside scientists and industry- taking part in projects and expanding their view of the scientific world.
  • Provide staff with opportunities for CPD in order to develop their subject knowledge and build their own science capital.
  • Ensure there are well-organised and varied resources for use in practical investigations.
  • Allow adequate lesson time for discussion and practical-based teaching and learning.  Make the best use of outdoor learning opportunities in and around the school environment.



  • Children have a passion for science and understand the wider impact of the subject.
  • Children  make meaningful links both within the classroom and the outside world.
  • Children  foster critical thinking skills, scientific literacy and build science capital.
  • Children’s curiosity and excitement is nurtured and developed encouraging them to think creatively about ‘big questions’.
  • Children begin to break down perceptions about what science is, what scientists do and who scientists are.