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Science is always taught in blocks, from a few days up to a few weeks, to ensure deep understanding of scientific concepts. We teach science within topics which often follow a history or geography lead.

 Where possible, scientific knowledge and understanding are gained through first-hand experience, but there are occasions when books, charts, pictures and web-based resources will supplement this.

Children are encouraged to plan, predict, hypothesise, design and carry out investigations, and then interpret and draw inferences from their results. They will be encouraged to communicate their findings through talking, drawing, creating diagrams, graphs, models, radio plays, drama and writing.

Progression of Skills in Science

 Progression of science skills year 1-6

Curriculum Coverage


Year Groups

Please click the buttons to see what each year group has been doing in science.



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6