‘Shine like stars in the universe’ 

Philippians 2;15

Our vision provides a guiding light to the pupils, staff, Governors and parents to ensure we have a dynamic mix of high achievement for all, exceptional pastoral care and expansive opportunities for the children. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future. We are a vibrant, happy, family orientated community where everyone really feels they can flourish and  achieve anything to which they set their hearts and minds.


We use the National Curriculum alongside our vision to ensure we offer a dynamic mix of expansive curriculum opportunities for the children and  high achievement for all. We want our children to become the exemplary citizens of the future.

Science is planned to develop skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding which will enable the child to comprehend the world in which we live.  Through practical activities children are encouraged to observe, devise experiments and formulate hypotheses.  The main areas of study will be: living things and their interaction with the environment; materials and their characteristics and energy and forces.

We also have our own Woodland School teacher to work with different pupils every week.

To see our associated progression document please see the links below.

Science Overview

Knowledge and Vocabulary Progression Document

Science Policy document

Our Curriculum Leader: Matthew Brown

Our Curriculum Governor: Tom Hanson

Enriching our curriculum in 2024 – 2025
Summer 2024Science
  • Visit from All Saints School Secondary Science Lead in KS2
  •  Cool Chemistry Workshop
Autumn 2024Science
  • Visit from Thirsk School Secondary Science Lead in KS2
Spring 2025Science
  • Visit from Northallerton College Science Lead in KS2
  • Visit from Engineer from Cummins UK
  • Upper KS2 visit to Life Centre in Newcastle (evolution)

South Otterington CE Primary School is strongly committed to using the Ethical Leadership Framework to create and uphold an ethos that stresses high achievement, equal opportunities, the valuing of cultural diversity, the provision of a secure environment, partnerships with parents and the wider community.