ScienceChildren develop an understanding of science through planned topics. Experiences are structured so that knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes develop through first- hand experiences and problem solving activities. There are investigation tables in all classes to support the topic being experienced. Children in Key stage 1, learn a range of scientific skills, including asking relevant questions, seeking answers, observing, investigating and performing simple tests, predicting and recording data. Some educational off site visits are science based.

Year One
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Autumn       Weather and the Seasons Autumn Day Ourselves and our bodies and our senses
Spring Winter Celebration Day   Materials – investigating and sorting materials; what materials are used for. Spring Celebration Day Plants

Recognising British Plants


Summer Plants Animals grouping, classifying

School visit to Alice Holt (habitat, camouflage).

Summer Celebration Day
Year Two
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Autumn     Plants and Animals in the Local Environment – linked to survival       Habitats Abroad – how animals are adapted to their habitat.

Jungle, desert, polar, savannah

Spring Healthy Living and Growth         Plants  
Summer Materials – describing properties, naming & properties of materials.         Using Materials – choosing materials for different purposes based on their properties.