At Broadmead we believe that teaching and learning in Science should stimulate and excite children’s curiosity about the world around them. It provides first hand experiences and support for children to develop enquiring minds, learning how to question and discuss science through collaboration. Starting from the views already held, children are given the opportunity to have their views challenged, to change their views and ultimately improve their understanding. A planned range of practical experiences set in meaningful contexts helps to develop a range of investigative skills and allows children to take risks and learn from their mistakes, developing them into independent learners.They are encouraged to understand how Science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave and analyse causes. Most of all, they are encouraged to develop a relentless curiosity and excitement about natural phenomena.


The Broadmead Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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 them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.


Overview of Science:


Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4


 Everyday Materials        

 Animals and Humans    


 Use of Everyday Materials


Animals Including Humans

Living Things and Their Habitats



Forces and Magnets


Animals Including Humans

(Nutrition, Skeletons and Muscles)


States of Matter


Animals Including Humans

(Digestive System, Teeth, Food Chains)

Living Things and Their Habitats

(Classification Keys)