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The principal focus of science teaching in Key Stage 1 is to enable pupils to experience and observe phenomena, looking more closely at the natural and humanly-constructed world around them. During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:


  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions


These will be taught through the following topics:

  • Plants                                                                                                                  
  • Animals including humans                                                                                                      
  • Everyday materials                                                                                                                                   
  • Seasonal changes (ongoing topic throughout the year)                                                                       
  • Living things and their habitats                                                                                                            
  • Uses of everyday materials


We have used our trip to Wingham Wildlife Park to enhance our learning within our unit of living things and their habitats.


Our KS1 children also attended a workshop held by St Peter's, Broadstairs. They had the opportunity to explore science in different grounds and also experience a new realm of scientific technology.