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How do we teach Science at Fleckney School?


Our aims in Science for our children are:

  • To develop inquiring minds and a curiosity for scientific knowledge and the natural world.
  • To acquire and develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and investigative skills in order to take part in scientific enquiry and arrive at a solution or conclusion.
  • To appreciate how science has changed the lives of humans and know that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity.

Planning and Delivery

At Fleckney C of E Primary School, science is taught weekly. Teachers check what the children already know by carrying out pre-teaching assessment activities so that they can revisit key concepts if necessary and build on prior knowledge.


Science is taught through the Knowledge and Understanding of the World aspect of the framework. Science skills are taught through the study of harvests, light and dark, hot and cold places, healthy eating, new life, growing and planting, and mini beasts.

KS1 and KS2

Science is taught by following the National Curriculum programmes of study: plants; animals, including humans; living things and their habitats; seasonal changes; evolution and inheritance; materials; rocks; states of matter; sound; electricity; Earth and space; light; forces; electricity; and working scientifically (which is taught through the other areas).

We have a large bank of both online and physical resources to ensure children have access to high-quality, practical learning.


The successful approach to the teaching of science at Fleckney C of E Primary School will result in a fun, engaging, high-quality science education that provides the foundations for understanding the world.

Assessment at Fleckney C of E Primary School is teacher-based. It is carried out continually using assessment for learning strategies including questioning, observations, and marking. Teachers also make use of ‘O-Track’ (an online resource) for formative and summative assessment purposes.