Science

Our Science curriculum is guided by the National Curriculum (2014) for KS1 Science, and the 2021 Development Matters Framework for EYFS.

Pupils should be taught about:

  • Plants – The names of common plants and trees, the parts of plants and their functions, what plants need to survive
  • Animals – The names of common animals and their features, classification of animals based on their type and diet, life cycles of animals including butterflies and chickens, food chains
  • Humans – What humans need to survive, how to stay healthy and hygienic
  • Habitats – The names of different habitats in locations around the world, and which plants and animals live there
  • Seasons – Typical features of each season and how seasons change and differ to each other.


Our intent is that Science teaching will help our young children to understand, explain, observe and question the world around them.

We teach carefully sequenced, progressive lessons which focus on accurate vocabulary choices and scientific investigation. It is essential that our children have a wide, rich vocabulary in order to explain what they see in the world around them. We aim to provide a hands-on science curriculum that allows children to question and explore through practical experiences. We give all children a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them to 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.

Science

'The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers, but a person who asks the right questions.'