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At Portfields Primary School, we are dedicated to providing a high-quality Science curriculum that offers children the opportunity to access a wealth of knowledge and information which contributes to a secure understanding of how and why things work like they do. Science explains the mechanics and reasoning behind the daily function of complex systems, including the human body. Children will be equipped with the scientific skills required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. We endeavour to ensure that the Science curriculum we provide will give children the confidence and motivation to continue to further develop their skills into the next stage of their education and life experiences. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, children are encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They are encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


The Scientific content across the school allows children to progress in their learning and understanding.

Year 1: Animals, including humans, Everyday materials, Plants, Seasonal changes.

Year 2: Living things and their habitats, Plants, Animals, including humans, Uses of everyday materials.

Year 3: Forces and magnets, Rocks, Light, Plants, Animals and Humans

Year 4: Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Sound, Electricity, States of matter.

Year 5: Living things and their habitats, Earth and Space, Animals, including humans, Properties and changes of materials, Forces.

Year 6: Living things and their habitats, Light, Evolution and inheritance, Animals, including humans, Electricity.

British Science Week