South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School




To foster a sense of excitement and curiosity about science whilst providing a high quality science curriculum that provides the foundations for understanding of the world around them. Working scientifically will underpin the development of scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding, the children’s understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science and the uses and implications of science today and in the future.


The overarching concepts for Science at the South Petherton C of E Infants School and Pre-School are:

  • a positive attitude towards science and an awareness of its fascination; an understanding of science through a process of enquiry and investigation;
  • confidence and competence in scientific knowledge, concepts and skills; an ability to reason, predict, think logically and to work systematically and accurately;
  • an ability to communicate scientifically; an ability to describe processes, scientific concepts and key characteristics using technical terminology accurately and precisely;
  • the initiative to work both independently and in co-operation with others; the ability and understanding to use and apply science across the curriculum and real life;
  • the ability to apply their English and mathematical knowledge to their understanding of science including collecting, presenting and analysing data;
  • to work with regard for their own safety and that of others



At South Petherton Infants School the children will follow a rolling programme which is planned to ensure children are given opportunities to access the EYFS and the National Curriculum programmes of study from Key Stage 1. Teachers will use their knowledge of the children in their classes to plan according to ability, to build on prior learning and extend and enrich skills. Working scientifically will underpin all aspects of science learning.



By the end of Key Stage 1: Children will be confident to ask questions, make predictions and begin to recognise how science impacts everyday life.


Science Intent Implementation Impact

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