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Boughton Leigh Infant School

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Subject Leader - Miss Hawtin



We aim for all children to be prepared for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. Through our imaginative, purposeful, approach to science we strive to provide our children with an enjoyable experience. We encourage children to develop a deep and lasting interest about the world around them. We will link our learning with other subject areas to ensure that the knowledge and skills we generate are relevant and coherent for all children. We encourage children to develop a deep and lasting interest about the world around them by generating a shared aspiration linked to science and engineering and the careers it is an integral part of.




Clear and comprehensive thematic topic work in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and the National Curriculum. The Science Curriculum is planned for and covered in full within the EYFS and KS1 school curriculum.


  • Build on our student’s natural curiosity and develop a scientific approach to solving problems.
  • Every year group will build upon the learning from prior year groups therefore developing depth of understanding and progression of skills.
  • Help our students acquire a growing understanding of the nature, processes and methods of scientific ideas.
  • Help develop and extend our student’s scientific concept of the world they live in.
  • Children explore, question, predict, plan, carry out investigations and observations as well as conclude their findings.
  • Develop the use of scientific language and vocabulary, recording and techniques.
  • Cross-curricular links are planned for, with other subjects such as Maths, English and Computing.
  • Develop in pupils a general sense of enquiry, which encourages them to question and make suggestions.
  • Science included in topic displays in every classroom including work and information about famous scientists. These displays celebrate exceptional practice and exemplify terminology and vocabulary used.
  • Encourage open-mindedness, self-assessment, resilience and developing the key scientific skills including: observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.




Children will have clear enjoyment and confidence in Science that they will then apply to other areas of the curriculum. We want our children to have a love of science and develop an interest in further study and work in this field. We want children to be able to retain knowledge and be able to articulate their understanding of scientific concepts using appropriate scientific vocabulary. We feel it is important that all children receive the opportunity to work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment. Our clear progression throughout early years and KS1 ensures children are continuing to practice and further their knowledge with the aim that the large majority of children will achieve age related expectations in science.