At St Paul’s CofE Primary School, Kingston Hill our teachers deliver a motivating and engaging science curriculum that fosters a healthy curiosity in children about the universe and promotes respect and understanding of their world. St Paul’s, we promote the message that everyone can be and is a scientist and have a curriculum that inspires children to be inquisitive and acquire the skills to be a scientist.

How is Science taught at St Paul’s?

Science in Reception is covered in the ‘Understanding the World’ area of the EYFS Curriculum. It is introduced indirectly through activities that encourage children to explore, problem solve, observe, predict, think, make decisions and talk about the world around them. Science in Reception also helps children with skills in the other areas, such as, Physical Development and Expressive arts and Design. During their first year at school your child will explore creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments. ​ 

Key Stage 1 and 2 have dedicated weekly science lessons are taught. Children follow a carefully planned journey in science through their time at St Paul’s ensuring that both coverage of knowledge and skills is buildable over.

End Points

We teach our curriculum to inline with the National Curriculum and with our key ‘End Point’ in mind.

By the end of Key Stage 1 children should:


By the end of Key Stage 2 children should:

Our science curriculum provides a balanced focus on both knowledge and enquiry skills, which are delivered to developed our learner’s independence as well as encouraging the ethos of learning through high quality questions. We use the acronym IPROF to help us remember these scientific enquiry skills.

I  Identifying and classifying

P Pattern seeking

R  researching

O observing over time

F  fair testing, and 

a range of science opportunities are available at St Paul’s to enhance the teaching and learning of science, such as:

Overview of Science Topics

Topics overview - science.pdf

Knowledge Organisers

Below are knowledge organisers that are used in class to support your child's learning of science. These are specifically made by the teacher to reflect the learning in the classroom. Use these to help your child with science at home and understanding what they will be learning in school.  

Year 6 Evolution and inheritance
Year 6 Electricity


Pizza and Puzzles evening

British Science Poster competition

British Science Week

This year for British Science Week, we explored different connections in our science lessons. In year 6, we focused on Finger Prints and how these are connected to each other and other things in nature.

Royal Microscopical Society

We have been lucky enough to secure a class set of microscopes on loan from the Royal Microscopical Society. Watch this space to see what we find out!

Year 5

What our children say about science

‘I love science St Paul’s because it gives us the experience of learning about lots of different things.’ Iwon, Year 6

Year 4 using the microscopes today in Science 
Year 4
Year 3

What our children say about science

‘I love science at St Paul’s because as well as teaching us things, it gives us a chance to be independent and explore on our own.’ Riley, Year 6

Year 2
Scientist and inventors summary sheet with photos.docx
Year 2
Year 1

What our children say about science

'My favourite part of science is finding things out - like life cycles.' - Year 2

'I love learning new stuff and experimenting with fascinating things.' - Year 5