“The important thing is to never stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

Science inspires pupils. At KGJS, we aim to deliver a Science curriculum that inspires pupils to question and learn about their world. We aim to nurture their growing understanding and encourage greater independent thinking and collaboration through the varied, fun, scientific experiences that we deliver. 

We inspire our pupils to be inquisitive about their world and beyond. We encourage their curiosity and enable them to develop a range of skills that are useful across their learning. 

We endeavour to provide a range of scientific experiences through the teaching of a broad and balanced, scientific curriculum that ensure that our pupils are equipped with scientific knowledge and increasing understanding for today and their future. Pupils at KGJS are encouraged to think scientifically, to formulate questions and to develop their ideas carrying out practical investigations. Providing hands on experiences in lessons provides our pupils opportunities to develop their practical skills and nurture a sense of enquiry. “A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.” National Curriculum

l2

  • Who am I? (Includes humans/animals)
  • Celebrations (includes light/shadow)
  • Polar adventurers
  • Treasure Island
  • On Safari
  • Holiday

I3

  • Habitats
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Materials
  • Forces
  • Healthy Me

J1

  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Rocks
  • Light
  • Forces and magnets

J2

  • All Living Things
  • Teeth and eating
  • States of Matter
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Bubbles

J3

  • All Living Things
  • Animals, including Humans
  • Properties and changes of Materials
  • Earth and Space
  • Forces

J4

  • All Living Things
  • Animals, including Humans
  • Evolution and Inheritance
  • Light
  • Electricity

Infant Science

We encourage our Infant pupils learn about scientific concepts in exciting and fun lessons. They to develop their scientific skills through careful observations, questioning, investigations, experimenting, measuring and comparing, both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to provide our Infant pupils with a range of opportunities where they are encouraged to make predictions, use scientific vocabulary, design and carry out fair tests and use appropriate technology in order to gain a growing understanding the world around them.

Junior Science

Scientific investigation is paramount to the delivery of Science in our Junior curriculum. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their curiosity and perseverance as well as challenging their knowledge and understanding about their world and promote their growing independence. The Junior Science curriculum aims to balance theoretical learning with the exciting practical aspect of teaching and learning of scientific concepts. Lessons occur both inside and outside of the classrooms linking Science to real life contexts. Pupils are encouraged to develop the key skills of investigation, problem solving and teamwork, empowering them to question the world around them and become independent scientific thinkers.