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Meynell Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve


At Meynell Primary School, we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. We aspire to help our children develop as scientists through a range of learning experiences that are underpinned by our key intentions for learning in this subject:  


  1. We intend that that children will develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the different principles of science: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. 

  2. We intend that our children will develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them, including the role science plays in conservation

  3. We intend that children at Meynell will be equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future both globally and within our community, in particular how science has and will impact upon health

  4. We intend that children will develop the essential scientific enquiry skills to deepen their scientific knowledge and use this to understand the concept of fairness from a scientific point of view. 

  5. We intend that children will learn to use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic scientific manner, including computing, diagrams, graphs and charts. 

  6. We intend to develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and exploration within our children. 

  7. We intend to raise aspirations within science by exposing children to a variety of examples of success, from a wide range of backgrounds.  Through this, children will explore equality within science.  

  8. We intend that the National Curriculum will provide a structure and skill development for the science curriculum being taught throughout the school, which is now linked, where possible to the theme topics to provide a creative scheme of work, reflecting a balanced programme of study. 


Curriculum Content


Topics include:


Key Stage 1


  • Every day materials
  • Seasonal changes
  • Animals including humans
  • Plants
  • Materials 
  • Living things and their habitats.


Key Stage 2


  • Forces and magnets.
  • Light
  • Rocks
  • Sound
  • States of matter
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space
  • Forces.
  • Evolution and Inheritance.


Whole School Science Learning Sequence