Our Science curriculum is based on the learning objectives set out in the National Curriculum 2014 document.

Click here for an overview of the learning objectives for each year group...


                  We strongly believe that Science should spark imagination, fuel curiosity and nurture confident young scientists!

At Ashcott we recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. It is our intention that every pupil develops a passion for Science that harnesses their natural excitement and curiosity and inspires them to explore the big scientific ideas that shape our world. Our science curriculum nurtures the children’s natural curiosity and encourages them to become passionate and inspired about our environment, our world and scientific processes.

In the early years science is taught through the area of ‘knowledge and understanding of the world’ . Children are taught to explore, investigate and question to make sense of the world around them. In KS1 and KS2 we deliver a creative, engaging and challenging science curriculum that encourages curiosity and a fascination with science. Children progressively build up a bank of knowledge, understanding of concepts and scientific skills (working scientifically). The skills of working scientifically enable our children to make observations, test their predictions, gather, measure and record data; and analyse their conclusions based on evidence and first hand experiences in the classroom and beyond.


Through Science we provide opportunities for children to: 

  • investigate problems
  • build up a body of knowledge and an understanding of key scientific concepts through investigation
  • enabling children to apply their scientific understanding to explore and explain new phenomena
  • developing a sense of excitement and curiosity about science and natural phenomena
  • learn how science works
  • discover why science matters in the world

Trips and visits, focused science weeks, whole school projects and workshops are organised to enhance our passion for science and further enrich the children's experience of this powerful subject.






Don't forget to look at the many links to the online science activities on our games page.