The purpose of our science curriculum is to foster a sense of excitement and curiosity in children as they develop their understanding of the world around them.  Children learn through an enquiry-based approach, involving exploration, investigation, discussion and hands-on experiences.  We aim for children to develop an appreciation of how science has changed our lives and the important role it plays in the world’s future prosperity.

Please find a copy of our Science Policy here:



In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children develop their understanding of the world through opportunities outlined in Development Matters (DfE 2012), in order to meet the following Early Learning Goal:  

Children find out about similarities and differences in places, objects, materials and living things. They are encouraged to talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.



Year 1