Our intent for Science at Eaton Valley, is to provide children with a Science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them. To achieve this, lessons are exciting, practical and children have hands on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning – to deepen their understanding whilst working scientifically. Children are encouraged to question the word around them and become independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions.Our aim is that these inspiring and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. At the heart of our progressive science curriculum is scientific investigation. Wherever possible we intend to deliver lessons where children learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners, who can apply their knowledge and scientific enquiry skills to experiences outside of school.



At Eaton Valley, we follow a long-term plan for Science which outlines the five/six topics that need to be taught in each year group. Alongside the long-term plan, we also have medium-planning which breaks down the unit into a clear, sequence of lessons building upon prior knowledge. The acquisition of key scientific knowledge is an integral part of our science lessons. Linked knowledge organisers enable children to learn and retain the important, useful and powerful vocabulary and knowledge contained within each unit. The progression of skills for working scientifically are developed through the year groups and scientific enquiry skills are of key importance within lessons.