Forestdale Primary School

Believe - Aspire - Excel


Nursery finish today - the rest of school finish at the normal time tomorrow (Wednesday)




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 skills to be able to question, enquire and analyse information in a range of contexts and to enhance their knowledge and understanding of science.


Forestdale follow the National Curriculum for Science which can be found at:

The progression of children is mapped across year groups from Year 1 to Year 6 for the following areas: working scientifically; questioning, enquiring and planning; observing and measuring; investigating; recording and reporting findings; identifying, grouping and classifying; research; conclusions; and vocabulary. 


See Curriculum Progression Map document for detail.

In September 2020 we introduced Science exercise books (Y3-Y6 KS1 have general curriculum books) which will be passed up from year groups.  By the time the children leave Year 6 they would have covered the above skills across a variety of areas which are outlined below:


Children will visit a variety types of Science over the year groups:

  • Year 1 – Plants; animals including humans; everyday materials; seasonal changes
  • Year 2 – All living things and their habitats; plants; animals including humans; and uses of everyday materials;
  • Year 3  - Plants; animals including humans; rocks; light; forces and magnets
  • Year 4 – Living things and their habitats; animals including humans; states of matter; sounds; and electricity;
  • Year 5 – Living things and their habitats; animals including humans; properties and changes of materials; Earth and space; and forces
  • Year 6 – Living things and their habitats; animals including humans; evolutions and inheritance; light; and electricity.


For details of the curriculum for each year group refer to the individual Science curriculum documents year 1 to 6 (below).

The documents below outline the Science Curriculum for each year group


Awards we have received so far.

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