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Science at Featherbank Primary School is about developing our children’s knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live. We aim to develop their curiosity through investigation and questioning.


Our Science curriculum draws on the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics which ensures an excellent breadth of study for all year groups. We follow The National Curriculum programmes of study for each year group. From plants, animals, habitats and materials in Key Stage One, to magnetism, electricity, space and evolution in Key Stage Two. Science is delivered, wherever possible as part of cross-curricular topics. Development Matters is used in Reception where children learn about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.


We foster child led learning through open ended lines of scientific enquiry encouraging children to plan, predict, experiment, measure and record their scientific findings. Working scientifically forms the basis to all our science lessons. The children are taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills:


  • Questioning
  • Observing
  • Classifying
  • Pattern Seeking
  • Testing
  • Researching
  • Presenting Data


We use the Featherbank scientists below to develop our understanding of working scientifically in all science lessons.

Science at Featherbank

Year Six had an amazing afternoon learning about the function of the lungs in our bodies. Have you ever felt a sheep's lungs and trachea before? It's unbelievable how light they feel!

Observing the world around us

Comparing the effects of different surfaces

Testing materials