Science Curriculum

Primary Science at Eastbury Community School

Science is one of the main core subjects in primary school. Science is a body of knowledge built up through experimental testing of ideas. It can be one of the most exciting and practical subjects and, as a result, is a real joy for teachers and pupils. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them. Science in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation and exploration.  Furthermore, at ECS, it is about finding reliable answers to questions we may ask about the world around us in a practical way. 


Our vision in Science at ECS is to encourage curiosity in our pupils so that they ask questions that lead onto outstanding explorations and investigations about the universe. 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

In the EYFS, science is included within ‘Understanding the World’. In Nursery and Reception, pupils will mainly learn about Science through their play – for example, which objects float and sink during water play. Our pupils will develop important skills such as observation, prediction and critical thinking through our high quality activities in the Early Years. 

Key Stage 1 (Y1 & Y2) and Key Stage 2 (Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6)

In line with the Science Programmes of Study KS1 and KS2 we aim to ensure that all pupils at Eastbury Community Primary School:

  • 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 they require to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future