Science Curriculum


At Writtle Infant School our Science curriculum encourages all children to be scientists. Every child is given a broad and balanced curriculum which enables them to explore the world around them, creating a deeper understanding of the world they live in. We want children to develop a love for science. Children are encouraged to have exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning. We want to ensure that our science teaching brings together our diverse intake, adding to a sense of community and ensuring full access for children with SEND and our disadvantaged children.


  • A clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of Science.
  • Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills.
  • Children will use a range of resources to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning and develop their understanding of working scientifically.
  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum where teaching and learning should plan for practical investigative opportunities within Science lessons.
  • Children will reflect on previous learning and cross curricular links will be made wherever possible. Children will be able to build on prior knowledge and link ideas together, enabling them to question and become enquiry based learners.
  • Where applicable, links to Science will be made to develop the children’s topical learning.
  • Adaptations will be made for children with SEND.


  • Most children will achieve age related expectations in Science at the end of their cohort year.
  • Most children will reach the expectation for the end of KS1 in Science.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to Science with a real life context.
  • Children will be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge.
  • Children will work collaboratively and practically to investigate and experiment.
  • Children will be able to explain the process they have taken and be able to reason scientifically.

Science Progression of Learning - EYFS

Science Progression of Learning - Key Stage 1