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East Preston Infant School

East Preston Infant School



At East Preston Infant School we believe that Science is an important part of a child's development and transition into adulthood. We aim for the children to become inquisitive, confident, scientific young people who can apply enquiry skills in a range of contexts to help them develop an understanding of the world that they live in.


Our pupils develop their early science skills and their natural curiosity by exploring objects, asking and answering questions through practical investigations, using a range of resources. Children are taught to predict what they think will happen; to observe and to discuss what they have seen; to solve and check answers to problems, record their findings and draw conclusions. They are then encouraged to apply what they have learnt through first-hand experiences to other situations. Our commitment to learning outside the classroom means that the rich environments of Forest and Beach School, alongside our school grounds, enable children to gain first hand understanding of science in the real world. Half termly units build upon prior learning and enable consolidation and deepening of key concepts so that children can apply their knowledge and skills more widely.

Intended Impact

Through Science, our children will:

  • perceive science as exciting, engaging and valuable, so that they can develop the skills to ask questions and think systematically
  • become confident scientists who have the ability to investigate the world around them and are curious about natural phenomena
  • make connections and apply scientific knowledge both across science lessons and the wider curriculum
  • continue to deepen their respect, care and appreciation for the natural world and all its diverse environments

Science Progression Overview
Science Milestones
Science Learning Journey