Welcome to Bollin Primary School

Email: bollinprim.admin(at)trafford.gov.uk 

Telephone: 0161 928 8900


At Bollin, we provide a high-quality science education that is exciting, engaging and inspires curiosity about natural phenomena in the world around us. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science within the foundations of biology, chemistry and physics.


Using this foundation of knowledge, our children are promoted to ask questions and discover answers using progressive working scientifically skills. Children immerse themselves in rich scientific vocabulary and broad concepts, promoting deeper conceptual understanding. It is our hope that we inspire children to love science and carry this with them into further education and future career aspirations.


We aim for our children to develop:

  • scientific knowledge through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • conceptual understanding within science and apply some concepts to wider learning.
  • understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries.
  • the ability to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • a curiosity about natural phenomena to inspire the need to ask scientific questions.
  • the understanding and use of scientific vocabulary.
  • the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Science Curriculum Framework

The key concepts we teach:

  • Organisation
  • Cause & Effect
  • Systems
  • Scale
  • Models
  • Change
  • Structure & Function
  • Variation & Diversity


The skills we develop:

  • We ask questions
  • We make observations over time
  • We carry out comparative and fair tests
  • We research using secondary sources
  • We identify and classify groups
  • We look for patterns
  • Using scientific vocabulary in our recording


The knowledge we teach:

In EYFS children are begin to:

  • Observe effects of activity on their bodies
  • Talk about why things happen and how things work
  • Begin to gain an understanding of how things grow, decay and change over time
  • Eat healthy food stuff and understand the need for a variety of food
  • Become familiar with the basic scientific concepts e.g. floating and sinking
  • Follow a set of simple instructions to carry out an investigation
  • Develop their own ideas through investigative activities
  • Make links in their learning
  • Estimate, weigh, measure and compare and order objects and talk about properties


In Key Stage 1 children are taught about:

  • Plants
  • Seasonal changes
  • Animals including humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Forces and magnets

In Key Stage 2 children are taught about:


  • Rocks and minerals
  • Animals including humans
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • States of matter
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Properties of materials
  • Earth and space
  • Forces
  • Evolution and inheritance
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