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(Why we teach Science)


It is our intention in science at Moorcroft Wood Primary School to develop in all young people a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences. When planning for the science curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied practical investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. As children progress through the year groups, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions. Science at Moorcroft Wood is structured to ensure children experience a progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the science national curriculum for KS1 and KS2 but has its foundations in EYFS. 


Aims of our Science Curriculum


- Engage children as learners at many levels through linking ideas with practical experience;

- Help children to learn to question and discuss scientific issues that may affect their own lives;

- Help children develop, model and evaluate explanations through scientific methods of collecting evidence using critical and creative thought;

- Show children how major scientific ideas contribute to technological change and how these impact on improving the quality of our everyday lives;

- Help children recognise the cultural significance of science and trace its development.

- To increase the child's knowledge and understanding of the world.

- To develop attitudes of curiosity, originality, co-operation, perseverance, open mindedness, self-criticism, responsibility, 




Curriculum / Progress Map

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2

Marvellous Me!

-Healthy Eating

-My Family 

-Forest Schools

Super Stories!



-Forest Schools

Amazing Animals!


-Classifying Animals

-Forest Schools

The Great Outdoors?

-Forest Schools

-Seasonal Changes




Terrific Transport!

-Modes and types of transport

-Forest Schools




Fun at the Beach!

-Forest Schools

-Comparing coastal with urban environment

-Floating and Sinking

Year 1Everyday Materials

Seasonal Changes

(Autumn and Winter)

Animals Including HumansAnimals Including HumansSeasonal Changes (Spring and Summer)Plants
Year 2Animals Including HumansLiving Things and their HabitatsEveryday MaterialsScientists and InventorsPlantsPlants
Year 3RocksLightPlantsAnimals Including HumansForces and MagnetsForces and Magnets
Year 4SoundElectricityAnimals Including HumansLiving Things and their HabitatsStates of MatterStates of Matter
Year 5Life CyclesProperties and Changes of MaterialsEarth and SpaceEarth and SpaceForcesAnimals including Humans (changes and reproduction)
Year 6Classifying OrganismsEvolution and InheritanceAnimals including Humans (Healthy Bodies)Animals including Humans (Healthy Bodies)LightElectricity