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We believe that science provides the foundation for understanding the world around us. It can not only teach pupils about the world they live in, but also how to study it and make sense of various phenomena which makes it is a fundamental aspect of all children’s learning.


In order to achieve this understanding, we intend science to involve high quality, engaging teaching and learning experiences, which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skills. We teach it as a block each half term and throughout the lessons ensure we have a range of practical experiments and investigations for the children to part take in. 


We intend for pupils to understand how major scientific ideas have contributed to technological change – impacting on industry, business and medicine and improving the quality of life. Children will learn to question and discuss science-based issues that may affect their own lives, the direction of society and the future of the world. The children are encouraged to be independent learners and thinkers, ask relevant questions and lead investigations. Children are immersed in scientific language and we ensure children use this vocabulary and apply their skills to describe, interpret and evaluate findings.


Miss LeVardi is our schools science subject leader.


In science, we learn through practical investigations including fair testing, research, observations over time, pattern seeking, grouping and classifying and problem solving. Investigations and experiments is at the heart of the whole school teaching of science.


Science Overview 2022-2023





Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Healthy bodies




Year 1

Plants – common names and structures

Seasonal Changes – ongoing

Everyday materials


Seasonal Changes – ongoing

Humans – Including body parts and senses

Year 2

Living things and their habitats

Uses of everyday materials

Animals including humans

How we grow and stay healthy


Animal survival and growth

Year 3

Health and Nutrition

Human Skeletons, muscles and movement


Plants (and local environment


Forces and magnets

Year 4


States of matter – solids, liquids, gas (heating and cooling)


States of Matter – Evaporation and Condensing (Water Cycle)

Living things and their habitats (Grouping and Classifying)

Animals – teeth and the digestive system

Year 5

Earth and Space

Properties of Materials

Properties and changes in materials

Forces, static electricity and magnetism

 Living things and their habitats

Human life cycles

Year 6

Animals including humans – circulatory system

Living things and their habitats – classification




Science Skills/ Revision



Science Workshops (KS1 and KS2) - 4th November 2022 (KS1 - Working Scientifically & KS2 - Marvellous Materials)


Science Workshops (KS1 and KS2) - 10th March 2022 (KS1 - Light and Sound & KS2 - Fantastic Forces)


British Science Week 10th - 19th March 2023 (Connections)