Forestdale Primary School

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Be on time..... gates open at 8:40 and close at 8:50 - learning starts at 8.40am in class.....


It’s British Science Week and the children here at Forestdale will be carrying out lots of scientific investigations based on the theme on time.  Our foundation stage will be investigating how fruit changes over time, Year 1 will be exploring time by looking at the seasons of the year, Year 2 will gain a deeper understanding of life cycles and metamorphosis.  Moving in to Ket stage two, Year 3 will be investigating if you foot size affects how fast you can run, Year 4 will look into if time changes our plans, Year 5 are becoming time travelling programmers while year 6 will be looking at active adaptations.


As a school, we will be investigating if age affects speed.  Each child will be running around the school playground and their time will be recorded.   We will be making predictions in our Science Assembly then the following week will be following this up looking at the date and drawing conclusions.  How will be the fastest?  The older children in year 6 or one of the children in our other year groups!  We cannot wait to investigate and find out!!


Pictures of our investigations will be appearing here soon!

All our curriculum starts in our Foundation Stage click on the link below to see how we teach Science in EYFS


At Forestdale we want ALL children, including SEND, to foster a keen interest and enthusiasm for Science through exciting and engaging investigations and lessons. We want to equip all children with knowledge and skills to be able to question, enquire and analyse information in a range of contexts and to enhance their understanding of biology, chemistry and physics.

The documents below outline the Science taught at KS1 and KS2

Click on the link below to find the National Curriculum for Science:


Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark