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At Huntington Community Primary School, we aim to deliver a rich and engaging curriculum which provides children with the foundations for understanding the world through the disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.   

Our hands-on approach to teaching and learning encourages children to have a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring the specific skills and knowledge to support their scientific thinking. As a result, children will gain an understanding of scientific processes and of the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future. 


Our curriculum ensures that scientific enquiry skills are embedded within each topic. Topics and disciplines are revisited and developed from EYFS through to Year 6 allowing children to build upon their prior knowledge. All pupils are encouraged to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigating. Children are also encouraged to question the world around them and become independent learners.

Search the hashtag #HCPSsci on Twitter to see what else we get up to in our science lessons.

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Click the year group to access the knowledge and skills document. Autumn Spring Summer
  • All About Me
  • Colour
  • People Who Help Us
  • Minibeasts and Growing
  • Traditional Tales
  • Celebrations
  • Keeping Healthy
  • Animals
  • Oceans
Year 1/2
  • Animal Safari
  • Changing Materials
  • How does your garden grow?
Year 3
  • Animals including humans
  • Forces and magnets
  • Plants
  • Electricity
  • Light
Year 4
  • Electricity
  • Sound
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals inlcuding humans
  • States of matter
Year 5
  • Forces 
  • Properties of materials
  • Space
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans
Year 6
  • Electricity
  • Light
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Evolution & Inheritance
  • Animals including humans


In the Early Years, the 7 areas of learning and development shape the science educational programme in our setting, offering foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 Science Curriculum. Click here for more information about how the skills from Development Matters 2021 are taught in relation to science in EYFS.

In KS1 and KS2, children study the National Curriculum statements relevant to each year group. Click here for details on how our curriculum supports progression in learning through adaptation of the Plymouth Science scheme of learning.




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