Beighton Nursery and Infant School

Beighton Nursery and Infant School
Beighton Nursery and Infant School


At Beighton Nursery Infant School, our vision is to give children a science curriculum which enables them to explore and discover the world around them, confidently, so that they have a deeper understanding of the world we live in.

In EYFS, Science is taught as an integral part of the topic work covered during the year. Children have an opportunity to explore science activities independently in the setting both indoors and outdoors. They also work in small focus groups with an adult to develop their scientific predictions and observational skills. The majority of the work will be oral, encouraging the children to use comparative language and gain an understanding of relevant scientific vocabulary. The children also experience science on park visits and trips.

At KS1 children develop their knowledge of animals (including humans), plants, everyday materials, living things and their habitats and seasonal change. Working scientifically during years 1 and 2, children observe, explore and ask questions. They work together to collect evidence to help them answer questions and to link this to simple scientific ideas. This may involve performing simple tests and evaluating the results. They are asked to consider whether tests or comparisons are fair. Using reference materials to find out more about scientific ideas the children share ideas and communicate them using scientific language, drawings, charts and tables with the help of computing if it is appropriate. This is supported by extra- curricular activities in the school grounds, at our local park, and where possible on school trips.

At Beighton Nursery Infant School, we realise that young children are naturally curious and passionate about learning; we provide a stimulating science curriculum that nurtures children’s natural curiosity and their on-going intellectual development. Through a hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum, children will experience the joy of having wonderful ideas, exploration and investigation – that is, the joy of finding out.  Our aim is that these stimulating and challenging experiences help children secure and extend their scientific knowledge and vocabulary. We believe that these opportunities will ensure that our children are confident, life-long learners who will explore the world around them.


Curriculum Overview