Bridgtown Primary School

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North Street, Bridgtown, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 0AZ

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Bridgtown Primary School


  1. Curriculum
  2. Science

Curriculum - Science

Welcome to our Science Curriculum page. The website is currently undergoing some exciting updates. Content is gradually being added. The website will be finalised by April 2024.


Our vision is to foster a long-lasting love for science in our pupils by creating curiosity and reflective thinking, inspiring them to question their surroundings. We strive to encourage children to ask questions, observe, and explore scientific concepts. Our objective is to enhance our students' inquisitive nature curiosity by guiding them to explore and discover the world around them, thereby deepening their understanding of the world that we live in.

 Science splodge



Curriculum Rationale

The science curriculum exhibits cohesion and progression, enabling students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our systematic approach to teaching and learning ensures that children develop an understanding of scientific processes and build on their understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

The arrangement of science units have been carefully planned, allowing children to revisit and reinforce their previous learning from both earlier year groups and units.

At the core of science lessons are inquiry questions, serving as a foundation for students to build upon prior knowledge and deepen their understanding through investigating and analysing. These questions are incorporated into units of work across all key stages.


Science in EYFS

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum promotes children's comprehension of Science through the organisation and delivery of 'Understanding the World.' Children investigate objects, materials, and living things, using all of their senses to observe similarities, differences, patterns, and transformations. The environment and skilled educators stimulate curiosity, fostering exploratory play. Children are motivated to ask questions about why things happen and how things work. We encourage our children to utilize their natural environment for exploration. Outdoor activities include exploring mini-beasts and their habitats, observing seasonal changes and weather, and studying plants and animals. Children partake in activities involving various malleable materials and utilize the nature kitchen to blend natural materials and explore the outcomes.

What does Science look like in EYFS?


Science in KS1 & KS2

 Our Science curriculum is designed:

  • To stimulate curiosity and excitement in the subject and to enable them to develop into considerate young people who care about the plants and animals in the world around them
  • To provide a relevant, progressive and well-structured Science curriculum which enables children to develop and master a broad knowledge and wide range of skills


Our Science curriculum is structured providing for each key stage and year group:

  • A clear list of end points
  • Progressive knowledge and skills which will shape children as Scientists
  • A clear list of vocabulary both appropriate to Science and progressive through the key stages


Long Term Plan

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Science book picture