As a school we follow the 2014 National Curriculum and cover the subjects and topics as outlined in the statutory guidance.

Science Programme of Study

Mrs M Moore has curriculum responsibility for science and  can be contacted if you require further information.
Please contact the school office for further details.

Our Vision

At Edward the Elder Primary School our vision for science is to provide a curriculum which offers the children the opportunity to explore the world so that they have a deeper knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.  We aim to nurture children’s curiosity through practical experiences that inspire questions and inquiry. Our children will be life-long learners who continue to have an active role in science.

Science is all around us and is an important part of our daily life.
We are encouraging children to think scientifically about the world around them in a fun and engaging way. 



       Science Policy

Science Learning

November 2018



Year 6 making shadow puppets as part of their light topic in science.

September 2018

Year 3 have been having fun with their science learning.

They explored making their own skeletons using twigs and sticks in the outdoors. They then compared their creations with an actual skeleton, before moving on to naming the different bones.



July 2018 Year 1 Erupting Volcanoes





Severn Trent Visit May 2018

Severn Trent visited us to talk to the children about saving water. As well as the water cycle - how it gets to our taps as clean water!

Early Years

During the Summer term the children in Early Years have been learning about growing plants and animals, habitats and lifecycles. We have planted seeds and watched them grow and observed and cared for lots of different animals and creatures. We have enjoyed Minibeast Hunts during Forest School and helped to develop our Sensory Garden by growing plants and vegetables.



We were also learning about ‘Life Cycles and Habitats’ during our theme ‘If You Go Down to the Woods’. We watched our caterpillars grow, build a chrysalis and change into a beautiful butterfly. We sang them a song as we set them free. We watched our baby frogs change from tadpoles to froglets. We put them back into their natural habitat to continue their life cycle.




During the Spring term the children in Early Years were learning about materials and forces during our theme ‘In the Toybox’. We enjoyed so many investigations and explored so many different materials. We built and tested bridges, investigated ramps, explored floating and sinking and sorted materials/metals using magnets. We explored different ways of using air to move things and made and tested paper paper aeroplanes. We developed the skills to observe, make predictions, carry out tests and discuss all our findings.




 Year 1 Testing Properties of Materials

 Year 1  Senses Investigations