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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.


'The science of today is the technology of the future.'

 - Edward Teller 


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.


'The important thing is to never stop questioning.'

- Albert Einstein 

Nursery using sticks, stones and grass to create their own skeletons in our outdoor learning area.

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Year 5 investigating how the size can affect how quickly a boat can sail. 

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Year 6 creating 'colour robots' to investigate how to vary the motor output in an electrical circuit. Click here to see one in action! 

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


Subject Knowledge

What will my child learn?

Teaching units in KS1 and KS2 are supported by a knowledge organiser which outlines the key facts, essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need. Please click on the unit title to open the document. Recall of key facts and vocabulary (past and present) will support children in developing their scientific knowedge and skills.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

1. Animals inlcuding humans

2. Seasonal changes

3. Materials

4. Plants

1. Living things and habitats

2. Animals including humans

3. Materials

4. Plants

1. Animals including humans

2. Forces and magnets

3. Rocks

4. Light

5. Plants

1. Electricity

2. Sound

3. Living things

4. Animals inlcuding humans

5. States of matter

1. Forces

2. Properties of materials

3. Space

4. Living things and habitats

5. Animals inlcuding humans

1. Electricity

2. Light

3. Living things and habitats

4. Evolution and inheritance

5. Animals inlcuding humans

The following documents outline the learning objectives, books, science capital, working scientifically skills and scientific enquiry apporoaches covered throughout each year group as per our science scheme of learning.

Year 1 overview Year 2 overview Year 3 overview Year 4 overview Year 5 overview Year 6 overview







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