Science teaching at Hacton Primary School aims to give all children, from Nursery to Year 6, a strong understanding of the world around them. They do this whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them 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: Specialist vocabulary and concepts are taught and developed. Children also learn about important scientists and their achievements.

Skills: Scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study and these topics are revisited and developed throughout their time at school.

Experiences: Key concepts are reinforced through hands-on activities, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions. When possible, visiting workshops helps engage and build upon work in the classroom.


To engage our school community, we share and celebrate Hacton learning experiences on our school blog. View the latest Science blogs here

The Knowledge

Our knowledge booklets detail key curriculum content required for each unit of work. These are shared with pupils and parents to stimulate discussion and improve outcomes. View all booklets

Curriculum Planning

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