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Science at Broadmeadow


We believe that every child is a scientist, naturally inquisitive about the world around them and excited to discover new things. At Broadmeadow we strive to harness this curiosity. We ensure that children are exposed to high quality teaching and learning experiences, both indoors and outdoors. It is our intention to deliver a broad and balanced science curriculum to all children regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability.

We aim to provide opportunities for our children to experience a progressive curriculum from EYFS all the way through to Year 2, developing a range of key knowledge, vocabulary and scientific skills essential for future life and careers in a progressive world.



All children at Broadmeadow receive appropriate provision to facilitate their learning and progression in science. Science teaching at Broadmeadow involves adapting and extending the curriculum to match the needs of all pupils.


In the Early years we lay the foundations for science in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two. In the early years, our curriculum meets the requirements of the EYFS statutory framework (2023) Knowledge and component skills are carefully sequenced and developed through ‘milestones’ each half term. Through our carefully planned continuous provision, wide range of resources, child-initiated experiences and skilful adult led direction, our children gain the pre-requisite scientific skills, knowledge and vocabulary to access the key learning on their journey through our school.

In Key Stage One our science curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014). Teachers use PLAN primary science resources to ensure that knowledge is progressive, carefully sequenced and that there is a focus on key learning and vocabulary for each year group. Our curriculum also allows for the component skills children need, in order to work scientifically, to be developed step by step. Planning includes elements of whole class, group and paired work and the outdoor environment is used as often as possible. ‘Know more, Remember more’ opportunities also ensure that key learning and vocabulary is secured.


The impact and measure of this is to ensure children not only acquire the appropriate age-related knowledge linked to the science curriculum, but also skills which equip them to progress from their starting points, within their everyday lives and in their future learning.


All children will have:

  • A wider variety of skills linked to both scientific knowledge and understanding and scientific enquiry/investigative skills.
  • A richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
  • High aspirations, which will see them through to further study, work and a successful adult life.