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Stamford Bridge Primary School

Stamford Bridge Primary School Stamford Bridge Primary School



In science at Stamford Bridge Primary School, we encourage everyone to be inquisitive and keen to investigate the world around them.  We aim to equip all children with the scientific knowledge, understanding and skills they will need, both for today and for their futures.

In teaching science , we are developing in our children:

- 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;

- the initiative to work both independently and in co-operation with others;

- the ability and meaning to use and apply science across the curriculum and real life.


Science is taught as a weekly lesson of at least an hour, from Year 1 to Year 6.  We plan a two-year cycle of science topics to ensure that children in mixed-year classes cover the full curriculum.  Medium term plans are written for each topic by a teacher in each of KS1, Lower KS2 and Upper KS2.  In KS2, where appropriate, teachers mix classes and teach a rotation of lessons to allow children to experience a range of teachers’ styles and expertise, and to work with a wider variety of their peers.  Outdoor learning, practical investigation and ‘hands-on learning’ are used as often as possible in our science lessons.  We welcome visiting scientists and STEM Ambassadors  into school to run workshops and take part in science fair events.

The table below outlines the topics that are covered.  We incorporate science skills into every topic.

  Years 1 and 2 Years 3 and 4 Years 5 and 6
First year of cycle

Living things/ local habitats

Seasonal changes

Everyday materials

Life cycles and keeping healthy

Identifying plants



States of matter

Classifying living things

Food chains, digestion and teeth


Properties and changes of materials

Classifying living things

The heart, nutrients and keeping healthy

Second year of cycle

Uses of everyday materials

Weather and seasons

Growing plants

Body parts and senses

Living things/ world habitats

Nutrition and skeletons


Forces and magnets



Life cycles and reproduction



Human changes including puberty

Earth and space


Stamford Bridge Primary School
Godwinsway, Stamford Bridge, East Riding of Yorkshire
YO41 1RA
01759 371430
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