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Science remains a core subject in the 2014 National curriculum and achievement against national standards is reported at the end of Key Stage 1 (Y2) and Key Stage 2 (Y6).



  • develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about the natural world
  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics through, where possible, investigation and first-hand experience
  • 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
  • be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future


How do we teach Science at St. Luke's? 

Science learning is based on an ‘enquiry’ approach, investigations being carried out as often as possible to enable children to learn to work scientifically.  Following every unit of work, an assessment task is carried out and recorded in a Science Journal, which remains with each child as they progress through school.


'Working scientifically' includes observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources.  We encourage pupils to seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing and presenting data.  In Key stage 2 we use post-it planners to develop our Scientific enquiry skills (see example worksheet below).


For the specific units taught in each year group, please refer to our curriculum maps.

Science in Action

Science in Action 1 Y1 - Wormery
Science in Action 2 Y1 - Making Weather Stations
Science in Action 3 Y1 - Rain Gauges
Science in Action 4 Y1 - 5 Senses Investigation
Science in Action 5 Y1 - Wind Socks
Science in Action 6 Y2 - Plants
Science in Action 7 Y2 - Balloon Investigation
Science in Action 8 Y3 - Permeability of Rocks
Science in Action 9 Y3 - Permeability of Rocks
Science in Action 10 Y3 - Magnets
Science in Action 11 Y4 - Making Circuit Games
Science in Action 12 Y4 - Gases Investigation
Science in Action 13 Y5 - Life Cycles
Science in Action 14 Y5 - Brain Power at the Winchester Science Centre
Science in Action 15 Y5 - Winchester Science Centre
Science in Action 16 Y5 - Winchester Science Centre
Science in Action 17 Y5 - Marwell Zoo
Science in Action 18 Y6 - Solar Farm
Science in Action 19 Y6 - Cooking on Solar Ovens