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Science at Broughton Infant School



At Broughton Infant, our intention is to create scientists that love learning about the world we live in. We believe that all the children should be part of an exciting and engaging curriculum that allows them to explore, enquire and ask questions to develop their learning and the progression of their scientific thought. We want to stimulate the children's natural curiosity by providing those fundamental skills that will allow children a better understanding of science and its importance in helping to shape their everyday lives.


We intend to:

  • develop and foster a love of learning towards science developing children’s sense of excitement and curiosity about the world in which they live.
  • promote the importance of science and STEM in our futures.
  • diminish all stereotypes by offering children the opportunity to learn about real-life scientists of both genders.
  • provide real-life contexts both indoors and outdoors to develop their ‘working scientifically’ skills whilst also being immersed in rich scientific vocabulary to aid their scientific knowledge and understanding.





Science is taught throughout the school in weekly lessons and is delivered by class teachers. The school also  follows Cornerstones which covers units of study linked to the National Curriculum and supports teachers with their lesson planning. Each of the units shows progression in the key scientific knowledge and concepts required from EYFS to Year One.




  1. When children leave KS1, they will have an awareness of the scientific and technological world around them. They will retain knowledge that helps link science to their everyday lives.
  2. Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  3. Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  4. Children will be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically.
  5. Children will have a richer vocabulary which will enable children to articulate their understanding of taught subjects.
  6. Children will have high aspirations, which will see them through further study, work and to a successful adult life.




Cornerstones Science Coverage 2021-2022

Cygnets and Ducklings

Autumn Term 2

This term we are exploring different materials. We are going to sort and group materials and resources and talk about how they are similar or different.


Butterflies and Dragonflies

Autumn Term 2

This term we are learning about materials. Using the story, 'Look Up' in English. We are on a mission to help 'Rocket' (The little girl from the story) to build a rocket to space by using the right materials. Year 1 will explore different materials and their properties to see which ones they think will work best! We will then test this out by making our own rockets to see whether it has worked.



Otters and Kingfishers

Autumn Term 2

This term, we are exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive. We are also investigating the importance for humans of eating the right amounts of different types of food and their hygiene. We are also finding out the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).


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