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Subject Leader: Joy Mills (jmills@cashesgreen-pri.gloucs.sch.uk)

Science at Cashes Green

We believe that science is an important area of children’s learning and is a fantastic way of developing their scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as encouraging their curiosity, fascination and interest in the world around them.  Our curriculum develops children’s scientific knowledge and understanding and their investigative and experimenting skills. Science in our school is about developing children’s awareness of the world we live in through investigation, as well as using and applying process skills.  Children are encouraged to develop their understanding of scientific ideas by using different types of enquiries.

Our aims in teaching science include the following:

  • Preparing our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world.
  • Fostering concern about, and active care for, our environment.
  • 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
  • Building on natural curiosity and developing a scientific approach to problems
  • Developing the skills of investigation – including observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating.
  • Use a range of methods to communicate their scientific information and present it in a systematic, scientific manner, including I.C.T., diagrams, graphs and charts.
  • Developing the use of scientific language, recording and techniques.
  • Develop an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery.


Link to EYFS Framework

Link to National Curriculum Programme of Study for KS1 and KS2

Link to end of KS1 assessment descriptors 

Link to end of KS1 assessment exemplification materials

Link to end of KS2 assessment descriptors

Link to end of KS2 assessment exemplification materials

Our Key Knowledge and Skills



Years 1-6

Our Working Scientifically Skills are taken from the 21 Steps document.  

Each year group has specific skills linked to Plan, Do, Record, Review and Identity and Classify 

Working Scientifically Key Vocabulary


Coverage in Our Curriculum

Key Vocabulary