It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree-make sure you understand the fundamental principles, i.e. the trunk and big branches, before you get into the the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.”

Elon Musk




At St Peter’s science is taught through a spiral curriculum model, where substantive knowledge is frequently revisited and deepened and children are taught to apply this knowledge to their increasing “Working Scientifically” skills.


Science at St Peter’s …..

  • Provides a knowledge rich curriculum which covers the 3 domains of biology, chemistry, and physics.
  • Gives children opportunities to be curious, ask questions and explore practically.
  • Challenges children to think deeply, build on prior learning and make links in their understanding.
  • Encourages children to use subject specific, scientific language to explain their thinking and deepen their understanding. 
  • Is planned to enable children to connect significant scientific content over time, with increasing expertise and knowledge.

EYFS-Key Stage 1 Science




EYFS Science

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