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Welcome to the Science page!

“Science is about exploring, and the only way to uncover the

secrets of the universe is to go and look.”

Brian Cox

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Curiosity has its own reason for existence.

It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.”

Albert Einstein 

At Burton CE Primary we are passionate about practical, hands-on Science.

We aim to inspire a love of science through imaginative and engaging learning.

We encourage children to ask questions and suggest ways of investigating and exploring the world.

We provide many opportunities for our children to work scientifically and teach the scientific enquiry skills essential for successful scientific learning. It is our aim to equip our children with vital scientific knowledge and an enthusiasm and curiosity about the world which may encourage them to enjoy a hobby or follow a career in Science.


Children enjoy weekly Science lessons. Much of the knowledge content of the National Curriculum is taught through ‘Working Scientifically’ which specifies the understanding of nature, processes and methods of science for each year group. These types of enquiry include: observation over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying & grouping; comparative & fair testing and researching using secondary sources. Through these investigations, children seek to answer questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data. We are lucky to have extensive grounds which we frequently use for Science lessons and Forest School.

Children’s learning is enhanced by visits from scientists and we aim to inspire and excite with our special events such as the annual Science Fair, annual STEM week and Inter-School Quizzes.




Science Progression in Knowledge

Science Progression in Working Scientifically Skills

Science at Burton Primary - Intent, Implementation & Impact

Welcome to Burton CofE Primary School