Pelham Primary School


Through our science curriculum, children develop an understanding of themselves and the world around them.

In Key Stage 1 Pupils observe, explore and ask questions about living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. They evaluate evidence and consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. They use reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas and scientists. They share their ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables.

In Key Stage 2 pupils learn about a wide range of living things, materials and phenomena. They begin to make links between ideas and to explain things using simple models and theories. They apply their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas to familiar phenomena, everyday things and their personal health. They begin to think about the positive and negative effects of scientific and technological developments on the environment and in other contexts. They carry out more systematic investigations, working on their own and with others. They use a range of reference sources in their work. They talk about their work and its significance, and communicate ideas using a wide range of scientific language, conventional diagrams, charts and graphs.

At Pelham we want all pupils to:

Curriculum Guidance

Click on the link below for an overview of the science topics taught across each year group, throughout the year.

Science Curriculum Overview

A Scientist at Pelham - Skills progression through the year groups

For a detailed description of the topics taught in each year group, click here to download the National Curriculum for Science.

Science Blog

Mrs. Sheridan's Science blog can be seen by clicking the image below