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Our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact:

Our intent for Science is that every child gains the skills needed to be enthusiastic about and talk knowledgeably about their enjoyment of scientific learning, exploration and discovery, starting witht he world around them and beyond. We promote our Wolds and Vale 7 B's values throughout all of our science learning and experiences. Children have individual science books, in line with all core subjects and our consistency in the use of working walls, knowledge organisers and key vocabulary across every classroom promotes a scaffolded and supportive approach to developing new scientific ideas and vocabulary as children progress through their journey of new ideas and experiences.


Wolds and Vale Science Policy


Progression Documents (EYFS-Y6):

Key Skills

Working Scientifically


National Curriculum


Long Term Planning:

Class 1 (EYFS/Yr 1/2)

Class 2 (Year 3/4/5/6)


Year C (2021-2022) Medium Term Overview:

Class 1

Class 2


Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths: STEM activities encourage children to ask questions, make predictions, think creatively, test ideas, be analytical and find answers.

They are also fun and exciting! Why not try some at home and bring them into school for sharing assembly? We would love to share your explorations and investigations. 

Try some of these STEM activities:

EYFS           KS1           KS2


The 5 Types Of Scientific Enquiry:

At the Wolds and Vale Federation each science lesson across KS1 and KS2 includes at least one of these 5 types of enquiry. Activities in the Early Years also include elements of these where appropriate. Children are supported to use their investigative skills in a variety of ways in order to raise their own questions, collect data and information and draw conclusions. This is developed through practical activities and collaborative working and discussion.

KS1 children use the working wall at the begining of lessons to identify which of the 5 types of enquiry they will be using.

Lower KS2 children are supported and encouraged to identify for themselves which of the 5 types of enquiry is being utilised whereas in upper KS2 children are supported to explain why a particular type of enquiry is used and how it will benefit their investigation.


Try some of the interactive activities from bbc bitesize:


Animals    Plants    Human Body    Habitats and the Environment

Materials    Forces    Light and Sound    Electricity    Earth and Space

Working Scientifically


The Living World    Human Body    Materials    Forces and Motion

Light and Sound    Electricity    Earth and Space

Working Scientifically


Knowledge Organisers:

Find out about the key learning and vocabulary in each year group


                     Year 1:                                                                      Year 2:

Seasonal Changes: Autumn and Winter                                              Living Things and Their Habitats

Seasonal Changes: Spring and Summer                                                         The Environment

                         Plants                                                                                           Plants

          Animals Including Humans                                                           Animals Including Humans

               Everyday Materials                                                               Uses of Everyday Materials

           Scientists and Inventors                                                            Scientists and Inventors


                   Year 3:                                                                      Year 4:

                      Plants                                                                          Living Things and Their Habitats

        Animals Including Humans                                                               Animals Including Humans

                       Rocks                                                                                          Electricity

             Forces and Magnets                                                                          States of Matter

                        Light                                                                                             Sound


                   Year 5:                                                                       Year 6: 

Living Things and Their Environment                                            Living Things and Their Environment

       Animals Including Humans                                                             Animals Including Humans

             Earth and Space                                                                      Evolution and Inheritance

Properties and Changes of Materials                                                               Electricity

                  Forces                                                                                              Light

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