At Flanderwell we strongly believe that Science should help spark imagination, fuel curiosity and nurture inspired and confident young scientists. We know that children construct understanding of the world through experience. In order to make learning real children need to explore, ask questions, and assess their understanding. Our curriculum is based on a robust teaching and learning cycle that puts children and hands-on active learning at its heart and ensures progress for all


Our Curriculum

We follow the Science Bug scheme, which sets out the aims and programmes of study for Science ensuring that our curriculum coverage is consistent across year groups and key stages, whilst also ensuring that disciplinary knowledge is built upon each year. The purpose of this, is to ensure that all teachers are able to support pupils in developing their own knowledge and understanding about Science, resulting in them being able to make appropriate links to learning within the community and throughout their lives.

See below the programme of study for each year group during the academic year 2021-2022


Foundation Stage Curriculum

Foundation Stage 1

Foundation Stage 2


–          Plant seeds and care for growing plants.

–          Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal.

–          Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing:

– regular physical activity

– healthy eating

– tooth brushing


–          Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live.


–          Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.

–          Explore the natural world around them



–          Explore and talk about different forces they can feel.


–          Describe what they see, hear and feel whilst outside.

–          Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them.



Primary Curriculum

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


KS1 Working Scientifically

LKS2 Working Scientifically

UKS2 Working Scientifically



Types of Animals


Parts of animals

(including humans) 



Feeding and Exercise

(including humans)


Living Things 2


Movement and Feeding(including humans)


Human Nutrition


Life Cycles


(including changes in humans)

Our Bodies(Circulation, healthy living and transport of water and nutrients)

Evolution and Inheritance




Living Things(Things that all living things have in common)


Dangers to Living Things


Grouping Living Things



Classifying living things


Plants (identifying and structure)


Growing Plants

Parts of a Plant

(structure and function)

What plants need



Comparing Materials


Identifying Materials

Changing Shape


Uses of Materials


Changes of State




Types of change





Rocks and Soils



Changing Seasons


Earth and Space




Changing circuits

Light and Shadows



Light and sound

Magnets and Forces



Full Programme of Study



Our aims are to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • 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.



In order to achieve the above aims, children will be taught a range of disciplinary knowledge within each area of Science:

An example of the knowledge (Year 4 – Animals including Humans)

  • Animals have teeth to help them eat.
  • Different types of teeth do different jobs.
  • Food is broken down by the teeth and further in the stomach and intestines where nutrients go into the blood.
  • The blood takes nutrients around the body.
  • Nutrients produced by plants move to primary consumers then to secondary consumers through food chains.


Examples of Our Science Curriculum Documentation

Knowledge Organiser – Y3 – Plants

Y3 – Science – Lesson 1 – What Plants Need