At Buryfields we want our children to explore, find out and make sense of the world around them. Science builds upon children’s natural fascination with the world in which they live. This fascination is developed through first hand exploration which fosters curiosity, critical reflection, co-operation and problem solving. Scientific learning at Buryfields allows the children to develop and apply scientific skills and develop an understanding of the environment and the world in which we live.


Science is taught in half termly blocks in Key stage 1. The science topics are often linked closely with other aspects of the curriculum.

Topics covered

Year 1

  • Seasonal changes
  • Day and night
  • Everyday materials
  • Animals including humans
  • Plants
  • Growth


  • Animals including humans
  • Light up the night ( electricity )
  • Use of everyday materials
  • Animals and growth
  • Plants
  • Living things and their habitat