“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.”

Louis Pasteur

Our Intent

Science teaching at Black Horse Hill Infant School aims to give all children a strong understanding of the world around them and develops their curiosity to find out how and why things happen in the way they do. Children will acquire specific skills and knowledge to help them to think scientifically using enquiry and investigation encouraging creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and discuss issues concerning science which affects their lives, their community and the world as a whole.

In the Foundation Stage children will have the opportunity to explore and investigate through a variety of first hand experiences to develop their understanding of the world. This continues throughout Key Stage One where we approach many of our practical experiences with a “hands on” and “minds on” approach to aid conceptual understanding. In addition the children are immersed in scientific vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and equips them with the ability to explain scientific concepts.

 Please find attached below the Science Long Term Overview for Key Stage One. Included in this document are the scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding statutory requirements for Year One and Two. During each lesson pupils 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. Additionally pupils are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.
Working Scientifically Skills across Key Stage One.
  •          Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  •          Observing closely, using simple equipment
  •          Performing simple tests
  •          Identifying and classifying
  •          Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  •          Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.

Eco Council

The Eco-Schools Programme is pupil-led, involving hands-on learning that gets the whole school and the wider community involved in exciting environmental projects.

We recently have acquired the Bronze award for completing all of the steps on the document below. Please also find an environmental impact review that we have completed and our action plan for this year.

Meet the members of our Eco Council below!