At Knighton Mead, we work hard to create a science programme that is exciting and engaging with a variety of practical and knowledge-based learning. We aim for our science learning to be purposeful and relevant to everyday life to equip children for their future outside of our school. The children are encouraged to investigate and explore different ideas and introduce scientific vocabulary into their learning.

The national 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.

We have also recently started working with Rushey Mead Academy Science department to ensure cohesion from primary school science education through to secondary science education.   Science is taught through our creative curriculum with two week blocks taught four times a year. This learning is also carried through the Early Years foundation stage learning with a big focus on “Understanding the world”.


At Knighton Mead we aim to provide as much enrichment for the children to enhance their experiences and learning. In Science, we aim to do this through opportunities such as enrichment Class Trips – previously these have included visiting “The Big Bang Theory” Science fair and the National Space Centre and an after school Science Club.

Our science topics are as follows:

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Animals including humansAnimals including humansAnimals including humansAnimals including humansAnimals including humansAnimals including humans
Everyday MaterialsLiving things and their environmentForces and MagnetsLiving things and their environmentEarth and SpaceEvolution and Inheritance
Seasonal ChangesUses of everyday materialsLightStates of matterLiving things and their environmentLiving things and their environment
Free investigationFree investigationRocksSoundProperties and changes of matterLight


Subject Policies/Plans

Subject Leader/s

Miss McEwan