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Barford St. Peter's C.E. (V.A.) Primary School

"Together we love; together we learn"




Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena. It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do. It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which science will affect the future on a personal, national and global level.


Our objectives in the teaching of science are to:

• develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics;

 • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help children to answer scientific questions about the world around them;

 • equip children with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Science Long Term Plan

Science Policy

Reception created fireworks in a glass!

Reception loved meeting Mo the tortoise and we talked about how to take care of animals.

Reception thought about how to take care of a baby.

Year 1 have been weather watching!

Year 1 have been testing materials to see if waterproof or absorbent

Year 2 made their own bouncy balls out of paper and elastic bands. We then compared them and suggested which would have the highest bounce. We dropped them from the same height to measure the bounce.

Year 4 have studied sound - they’ve designed ear defenders to muffle sound at a rock concert!

Year 5 separated materials using filtration, magnets, sieving and evaporation with interesting results.

Year 5 - testing the properties of materials

Year 5 - exploring mass and weight

Year 6 testing how the voltage alters the output in a simple circuit during their Electricity unit.