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  • To make sense of the world and understand the relevance of science
  • To develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena by asking questions.
  • To experience high quality teaching and learning experiences that develop scientific enquiry and investigative skills.


We implement this in school through a range of different strategies:

  • Planning of science follows the four step FERA approach. Focus -on a concept, spark curiosity and determine prior knowledge. Explore -scientific phenomena that builds on prior knowledge. Reflect -on data and observations, return to prior ideas and clarify explanations. Apply -meaning and understanding of scientific concepts to apply to new situations.
  • Learning across the curriculum is sequentially planned following The National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 and in the understanding the world segment of the Early Years Foundation Stage we promote children’s independence, confidence and problem solving through play-based scientific learning.
  • Science is taught one afternoon per week using predominantly PiXL resources with the addition of Grammasaurus, Twinkl and other relevant resources.
  • Science lessons promote cross-curricular, practical and theory-based learning.
  • Children will build up extended specialist vocabulary, relevant to their year group, which they will use accurately and precisely.
  • Science Cycle


The impact and measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age-related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, and within their everyday lives.

  • Children will talk confidently about science using scientific rich vocabulary.
  • Children will be curious about to find out how and why.
  • Children will have the skills, knowledge and understanding of science to prepare them for wider life beyond school.
Science Progression Document