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Children are naturally curious. Our science curriculum builds on our learners natural curiosity about the world around them and promotes the desire to ask questions and investigate/discover the answers. Through a combination of both practical and content based learning, we aim to teach the children that the awe inspiring things in the world around them all have a purpose, a rational and a reasonable explanation behind them.

Our learners will know about, and understand the science behind, a wide variety of concepts including: Plants, Weather, Materials, Living Things and their Habitats, Rocks and Fossils, Electricity, Earth and Space, Sound and more.

Our aims are to:


  • develop learners’ enjoyment and interest in science and an appreciation of its contribution to all aspects of everyday life

  • build on learners’ curiosity and sense of awe of the natural world

  • use a planned and structured range of investigations and practical activities to give learners a greater understanding of the concepts and knowledge of science

  • introduce learners to the language and key vocabulary of science

  • develop learners’ basic practical skills and their ability to make accurate and appropriate measurements

  • offer opportunities for learners to use the local environment to support with knowledge and understanding of scientific principles

  • develop the ability to measure and record results in an appropriate manner including the use of diagrams, graphs, tables and charts

  • work in a variety of contexts – individually, groups, whole class

Science long term plan