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Green Oaks Primary Academy


Science Lead: Mrs A White

What does Science look like in our ACORN curriculum – INTENT & IMPLEMENTATION 

A: Children will learn about and understand the world around them with curiosity, passion and a desire for discovery.  

C: Children will learn about a range of people who have made significant contributions to the field of science over time. They will encounter the many voices that make up the history of scientific enquiry.  

O: Our science curriculum gives children the opportunity to develop and refine their oracy and vocabulary skills. Each scientific subject introduces a set of key vocabulary (sticky words) that children will use in written and verbal explanations as part of their scientific enquiry. These will develop and enable the children’s ability to clearly communicate their scientific understanding. 

R:  In their scientific learning children are learning about the collaborative nature of scientific enquiry. Science has been a quest for understanding for many years and will continue to be so in the future. They will learn to work together to develop their scientific skills and that scientific ideas build upon the ideas of others over time.  

N: Our aspirational science curriculum goes beyond the requirements of the National Curriculum and equips the children to go forth into their secondary science education well equipped with the knowledge and skills they will require to progress in this subject. Scientific enquiries provide children with a wealth of opportunities to conduct investigations that will enable them to explore what they have learnt and understand the nature, processes and methods of science as a discipline.  



By the time pupils leave Green Oaks, they will have engaged in using a range of scientific skills that can be transferred to other subjects. They will have knowledge about a range of scientific subjects and a curiosity about the world around them. They will have learnt about a diverse range of scientists and their careers. 

“One time Miss made it exciting to have 3 people rub their hands on the floor and then rub it on bread, and then put it in a bag and then wrote on it, and we wanted to see if it would get mould. She asked us what do you think will get mouldier?”  


“A shadow changes because the object or person moves or the sun changes position.”  

“So if you say have an ice-cube and its melting in a glass and you put the ice cube back into the ice maker it will freeze and go hard and you can have ice again, so it reversible. It goes back to its original state.”