Science Curriculum Statement

We aim to provide 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. We will teach all children the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children will be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.

Children will describe processes and key characteristics in common language, but they will also be taught to use technical vocabulary accurately and precisely. They will articulate scientific concepts clearly and concisely. They will be assisted in making their thinking clear, both to themselves and others. Teachers will ensure that children build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and address their misconceptions.

Children will be taught to work scientifically. They will focus on the key features of scientific enquiry so that they learn to use a variety of approaches to answer scientific questions.

Science Subject Plan

Science Progression Map

Year 2

For Science, we set up an experiment to see which plants would grow the best under different conditions and began to grow our own plants.

Reception Class

Reception class visited Imagine That. Everyone enjoyed exploring the scientific, imaginative and creative areas. We made slime, snow and giant bubbles. Then we explored the Pizza Parlour, vet’s surgery, construction site, stage and remembered to press the button to cross the road safely.

Year 4

In Science, we learned about the effects of different liquids on our teeth, explored different ways of sorting and classifying animals ook over the staffroom to observe how some materials change state when they are heated or cooled



Year 5

During our Unit on Changing Materials, we used our scientific enquiry skills to find out about:

  • materials that dissolve in liquids to make solutions
  • methods we can use to separate mixtures
  • mixing some materials can result in the formation of a new material
  • It was so exciting to mix together vinegar with bicarbonate of soda. It produced a gas and with this gas we even inflated a balloon!

Year 1

In Science we have been exploring Animals including Humans – we have learned about our bodies, what our bodies can do and how they work. We had fun learning about our senses – sight, touch, taste, sound and smell.  We have also learned about animals – naming parts of their bodies and what they eat. We then went to see real animals at Croxteth Park Farm.