Science Subject Lead

Miss J Emmett

Miss J Emmett

KS1 Subject Lead

Mrs L Hobbin-Mills

Mrs L Hobbin-Mills

KS2 Subject Lead

At Kingsteignton School, science focuses on encouraging curiosity, questioning and a deepening understanding of our lives and the world around us. Children develop their scientific skills and knowledge through practical hands-on experiences. 

Our curriculum is mapped through White Rose Science from year 1-6 which provides full coverage of the National Curriculum. This includes our enquiry types and working scientifically skills to ensure that we have great coverage throughout the year. It also includes sustainability topics, in each term, to support children developing empathy for their local and wider environment. 

Our science lessons aim to engage and inspire. They are taught each week for 1.5 - 2 hours. The topics are broken into small steps, where each year group covers two steps a week. Each lesson starts with a flashback. These are four questions that recap previous learning. Our lessons teach practical approaches and, through class talk, pupils develop scientific vocabulary and working scientifically skills. Each topic focuses on one of the five types of science enquiries. 

In the Early Years, children are encouraged to develop their love and understanding of science through the natural world. Children are given daily opportunities to learn outside through independent and adult-led activities. As well as learning about the world around us, children at Kingsteignton School are provided with experiences to prepare them for the year 1 science curriculum.  

Science is also celebrated throughout the whole school through: 

  • Science eco-warriors (2 from each year group) 

  • Science days with whole school investigations 

  • Gardening club (after school) 

Our eco-warriors have created our new school science mascot, 'Predicting Poppy'. You might see her around school and in our lessons! 

DfE Programme of Study - Science

Science Curriculum Documents

Science Skills Mapping

Working Scientifically Skills Maps



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