Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

1. develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

2. develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

3. are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

4. develop disciplinary and substantive knowledge through investigative learning.


Practical hands-on activities

Throughout the scheme pupils are in asking questions and using one of five science enquiry activities:

  1. observation over time
  2. fair or comparative tests
  3. identification and classification
  4. research
  5. pattern seeking

What we are learning: EYFS

Understanding the world: The Natural World

Dough babies 

Whatever the Weather

Save the Gingerbread



Sound Collectors

Light Magic

Food of the Seasons

The Potting Shed

Mud Glorious Mud 


Into the Woods

Pets and Vets




Biscuit bears



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Please see attachments below for planning and overviews.

 Autumn Terms 2023/24









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