Burton Leonard Church of England Primary School

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The intent of our Science curriculum is to nurture curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep understanding of the natural world among our children. Through hands-on exploration, enquiry-based learning, and real-world applications, we aim to ignite a passion for science and develop essential scientific skills and knowledge. Our goal is to cultivate inquisitive minds, empower children to ask questions, make observations, and form hypotheses, and foster a lifelong appreciation for the wonders of science.


Teaching through Kapow Primary’s Science scheme, pupils will develop Scientific knowledge and understanding in seven key areas:

  • Plants
  • Animals including humans
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Materials
  • Energy
  • Forces, Earth and space
  • Making connections

Working scientifically forms one of the strands in our curriculum, meaning that it is interwoven into each and every unit alongside scientific knowledge and understanding. 

Year 1 and 2 follow a single aged plan and for years 3/4 and 5/6, we follow a mixed age plan over a two year cycle.

Our Science curriculum is built upon the following: 

  1. Scheme of Work: We utilise the Kapow Primary Science scheme to provide a structured, comprehensive, and progressive framework for science education from Early Years to Key Stage 2. This scheme ensures coverage of the National Curriculum and builds on the children's prior knowledge and skills.

  2. Engaging Lessons: Lessons are designed to be engaging and interactive, incorporating a range of activities such as experiments, observations, and fieldwork. This hands-on approach helps our children to develop practical skills and a deep understanding of scientific concepts.

  3. Scientific Enquiry: Our curriculum emphasises scientific enquiry, encouraging children to ask questions, plan and conduct experiments, and evaluate their findings. The Kapow scheme provides a variety of enquiry-based activities that promote critical thinking and problem-solving skills.



At Burton Leonard Primary School, our commitment to the core values of love, courage, and service guides every aspect of our educational approach. Through the implementation of the Kapow Primary Science curriculum, we strive to embed these values deeply into our science teaching, ensuring that our children not only gain scientific knowledge but also develop as compassionate, brave, and community-minded individuals.

Impact of the Core Value: Love

  • Love for Learning: The engaging and interactive nature of the Kapow curriculum nurtures a lifelong love for learning in our children. By providing hands-on experiences and fostering curiosity, we encourage our children to develop a passion for science and a deep appreciation for the natural world.
  • Caring for the Environment: Through the exploration of biological and ecological topics, children learn the importance of caring for the environment. This instils a sense of responsibility and love for the planet, promoting sustainable practices and environmental stewardship.

Impact of the Core Value: Courage

  • Confidence in Enquiry: The Kapow curriculum emphasises scientific enquiry and critical thinking, encouraging students to ask questions, hypothesise, and experiment. This process builds confidence and the courage to explore new ideas and challenge existing beliefs.
  • Resilience in Problem-Solving: By engaging in various scientific investigations and experiments, children learn to persevere in the face of challenges. They develop resilience and the courage to face and overcome scientific problems, which translates into other areas of their lives.

Impact of the Core Value: Service

  • Empathy and Support: Collaborative learning activities within the Kapow scheme promote teamwork and empathy. Children learn to support each other in their scientific endeavours, understanding the value of cooperation and mutual aid in achieving common goals.

Overall Impact:

  1. Children achieve high standards in science, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for future educational and career opportunities in STEM fields.
  2. The integration of love, courage, and service within the science curriculum ensures that our children grow not only as learners but also as well-rounded individuals who value empathy, resilience, and community service.
  3. By nurturing these core values, we prepare our children to become future leaders who are compassionate, courageous, and dedicated to making a positive impact on society and the environment.

The Kapow Primary Science curriculum at Burton Leonard Primary School goes beyond imparting scientific knowledge. It cultivates a culture of love for learning, courage in exploration, and a commitment to serving others, ensuring our children are well-prepared to face the challenges of the future with both heart and mind.