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Science in Action

At Brookland Infant and Nursery School, our vision is to provide children with a wide range of Science opportunities which will enable them to confidently explore and discover the world around them. These practical, hands-on experiences encourage curiosity and questioning; a key factor of developing children’s scientific enquiry skills. Allowing children to investigate through a variety of contexts will ensure continually and evolving knowledge, which will equip them for an ever-changing world.


Science is an integral part of our whole school curriculum; our aim is to develop children's curiosity and fascination about the world around them. This starts in the EYFS where our provision, under the guidance of the Early Year Framework, supports children to make sense of their physical world and fosters their understanding of our technologically and ecologically diverse world simultaneously enriching and widening their vocabulary.


In Key Stage 1, The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all children:

  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of Science, today and for the future.


Our Science curriculum is planned to:

  • Encourage children to be curious and ask questions about what they notice.
  • Answer their own questions.
  • Notice patterns.
  • Ensure children have first hand practical experiences but also use secondary sources of information to find out answers.
  • Ensure children secure their understanding of each key block e.g. Plants etc of knowledge and concepts in order to progress to the next stage of their Science learning.