We strive to develop a love of science where questioning and an exploratory attitude is at the heart of learning. We aim to develop and broaden the children’s scientific view of the world around them through the processes and strategies of investigation and discovery.

An emphasis is placed on ‘Working scientifically’ through inspirational and engaging activities. Pupils are taught essential aspects of scientific knowledge and understanding, processes and methods of science, enabling them to understand the implications of science today and for the future.

Spoken language and collaborative learning is highly valued throughout science lessons, as this not only encourages children to explore scientific vocabulary but also share and develop their ideas with others.  They are encouraged to hypothesise, experiment to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, analyse causes and draw conclusions.


Physics Biology Chemistry

Brimsdown Primary School           Science Programme of Study    

Year Group

Autumn 1


Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Seasonal change

Animals including humans

Seasonal change

Everyday materials

Seasonal change


Year 2

  All living things and their habitats

Uses of everyday materials


Animals including humans

Year 3


Forces and magnets

Healthy Eating


Light and Shadows

Year 4


States of matter


Animals including humans

All living things and their habitats

Year 5


Earth and Space

Properties and changes of materials

Living things and their habitats

Year 6



Living things


Evolution and inheritance

Animals including humans