Science Curriculum

Children experience the foundations of the scientific disciplines: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Following the latest national curriculum guidelines, children are encouraged to explore the world around them; making observations to predict what might happen and draw conclusions based upon what they have discovered. Every year our pupils’ progress to the next year group and this progression continues as they revisit and broaden their knowledge of key scientific concepts.

Key Stage 1

Children look closely at both the natural world around us and the elements of the world made by humans. Children begin by making observations and asking questions which come from their own curiosity. We then guide their discovery of scientific understanding by support and enquiry to answer their own questions.

Programme Overview Key Stage 1:

Year 1: Plants, Animals (Including Humans), Everyday Materials and Seasonal Changes.

Year 2: Plants, Living Things and their Habitats, Animals (Including Humans) and the Uses of Everyday Materials.

Key Stage 2

At the beginning of KS2, the foundations of scientific enquiry established in Key Stage 1 are built upon and children broaden their scientific view of the world around them.

Ideas about everyday phenomena are tested and we challenge their ideas about the relationships between living things and familiar environments. Collaborative investigations are important at this stage of learning as our children think about the best way to carry out simple and comparative fair tests.

Programme Overview Key Stage 2:

Year 3: Animals (Including Humans), Plants, Light, Rocks, Forces and Magnets.

Year 4: Animals (Including Humans), Living Things and their Habitats, States of Matter, Electricity and Sound.