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


Follow the link below to view the 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