St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Reddish

Science 2021-22

Why do we teach Science?

  • 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 enquires that help pupils to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.


Working Scientifically

  • Embedded within the content of the Science curriculum
  • Focus on the key features of scientific enquiry
  • Enable pupils to learn a variety of approaches to answer scientific questions.
  • Taught through investigation skills

Early Years – Nursery and Reception

Science is one element of the Knowledge and Understanding of the World strand. Children have lots of opportunities to explore Science outside.

Year One Science Content

Everyday Materials
Seasonal Changes
Animals Including Humans

Year Two Science Content

  • Animals including humans
  • Use of Everyday Materials
  • Living Things and their Environment
  • Plants

Year Three Science Content

  • Rocks
  • Animals including humans
  • Light
  • Plants
  • Forces and Magnets


Year Four Science Content

  • States of Matter
  • Living Things and their Habitats
  • Animals including Humans
  • Sound
  • Electricity

Year Five Science Content

  • Properties and changes of materials
  • Forces
  • Earth and Space
  • Animals including Humans
  • Living Things and their Habitats

Year Six Science Content

  • Light
  • Electricity
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Animals including Humans
  • Living things and their Habitats