Science Curriculum Statement.docx

Principles of science

·   Developing subject knowledge and understanding of curriculum content

·   Using correctly scientific vocabulary

·   Adults modelling using correct scientific vocabulary in correct context

·   Ongoing assessment to meet the needs of all children in our class

·   Foster curiosity and build on children’s interests

·   Practical learning to build on the subject knowledge in order to embed understanding of the scientific curriculum

·   Opportunities for children to promote deeper thinking through focussing on key areas of working scientifically

·   Build up an understanding of modern and historical scientists and how they influence what we know today.


Inspire children by meeting scientists and engineers who work within STEM subjects and discuss how they are used within the workplace.


Enrich children’s love of science/STEM through extra-curricular activities or development opportunities through school based tasks.

Long Term Plan 

Assessment in Science

This document aims to show you how we assess children’s knowledge in Science.  There are a range of skills which are developed through their time in primary school. Children will revisit the skills as they progress through the school

STEM Ambassadors

Last term, we have been very lucky and received weekly Zoom calls from various people who work in all aspects of STEM. They have been explaining their careers to the children and explaining what subjects they needed to do to work in a particular field, as well as discussing their various routes into STEM e.g. apprenticeships, university, etc. The children have been fascinated with the wide variety of careers discussed, which ranged from a neuroscientist, aeronautical engineer, sports scientist and mechanical engineer. Our STEM Ambassadors have kindly shared their photographs and they can be seen on display, along with the children’s very thoughtful questions, in our school entrance. 


Here is our gallery of some of the wonderful learning which has taken place so far this academic year. 

EYFS learning how to make bulbs light up 

EYFS investigating ice 

EYFS investigating ice 

EYFS classifying animals 

KS1 testing forces 

KS1 investigating the best places to plant bulbs 

KS1 describing properties of materials 

KS1 discussing the needs for human survival 

KS1 sorting animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores 

Y34 investigating sound 

Y34 learning about different types of switches

Y34 recreating the digestive system 

Y34 learning about the effect of chemicals on teeth 

Y34 learning how sound travels 

Y34 investigating vibration 

Y34 completing circuits 

Y56 researching famous scientists 

Y56 investigating forces 

Y56 measuring the pulse 

Y56 constructing parallel circuits 

Y56 investigating forces 

Y56 investigating forces

Y56 researching famous scientists 

Y56 measuring air resistance 

EYFS discovering ice

Y12 investigating healthy and unhealthy foods 

Y34 exploring the 'gloopiest' ketchup 

Y56 investigating dissolving 

STEM busy bags (EYFS)

STEM Busy Bag Parent info.pdf

Last year, Mrs Eggington was one of eight winners of the Let Teacher's Shine award and was successfully awarded a grant to run a project called STEM Busy Bags. The main aim of these bags is to develop communication and language in EYFS children as well as foster a love of science and develop curiosity about the world. The children will receive one bag per half term based on a key science topic e.g. plants and keep this for 3 weeks before returning school. Parents will be able to share photos and videos of their children taking part in the activities so we can share these with the children and display in class. 

Twitter: @STEMBusyBags

Facebook: STEM Busy Bags 

Photos of our Busy bags in action

Freezing toys



Making Gloop

Toys in ice

Methods to rescue toys

Methods to rescue toys