Science teaching at Ardleigh Green aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.

Our Scientists

Knowledge: Substantive knowledge and specialist vocabulary are taught and developed in all topic areas, building on prior knowledge and developing new concepts. Embedded within topics, children learn about important scientists and their achievements and contributions to science.

Skills: Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these skills are developed as they make their way through their science learning journey.

Experiences: Key concepts are reinforced through hands-on activities and investigations, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. In doing so, children become familiar with scientific equipment and measuring tools to observe and make findings. Additionally, visiting workshops and school trips help engage and build upon work in the classroom.


To engage our school community, we share and celebrate Science learning experiences on our school Twitter page.

Curriculum Planning

Careful curriculum planning ensures that our pupils build on existing knowledge and skills over the course of their Ardleigh Green learning journey. This leads to better understanding, knowledge retention and engagement.