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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

Spring 2

We will look at the changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.

Butterflies and Dragonflies

Spring 2

We are going to  group a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will label and describe the basic structure of a variety of common plants. We will also be planting seeds in different conditions to see what happens! 

Otters and Kingfishers

Spring 2

We are going to be looking at different habitats and seeing which living things live there. We will also be looking at different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other



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