Lons Infant School

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Welcome to Lons Infant School!



It is our intention in Science to develop a lifelong curiosity and interest in the sciences in all our students. When planning for the science curriculum, we intend for children to have the opportunity, wherever possible, to learn through varied systematic investigations, leading to them being equipped for life to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them.

As children at Lons progress from Reception to KS1, they build on their skills in working scientifically, as well as on their scientific knowledge, as they develop greater independence in planning and carrying out fair and comparative tests to answer a range of scientific questions, whilst developing a scientific vocabulary.


The children use exploration of the world around them to build a variety of investigative skills, developing the elements of working scientifically. The disciplinary knowledge involves observing over time, pattern seeking, identifying, classifying and grouping, comparative and fair testing, and researching using secondary sources. We encourage children to seek answers to questions through collecting, analysing, and presenting data.


Through following the Twinkl PlanIt Science scheme of work, we ensure that children have a varied, progressive and well-mapped-out science curriculum that provides the opportunity for progression across the full breadth of the science national curriculum for KS1, and builds and the skills and experiences of the Early Years Framework.



The acquisition of key scientific knowledge is an integral part of our science lessons. Linked knowledge organisers enable children to learn and retain the important, useful and powerful vocabulary and knowledge contained within each unit.

The progression of skills for working scientifically are developed through the year groups and scientific enquiry skills are of key importance within lessons. The progression of these skills is set out in the PlanIt Science Progression Map. Each lesson has a clear focus.


In EYFS, Understanding the World is taught as part of continuous provision to allow exploration and understanding on basic scientific substantive and disciplinary knowledge. The teaching points link to the overarching theme for that half term. Scientific knowledge and enquiry skills are developed with increasing depth and challenge as children move through the school. They complete investigations and hands-on activities while gaining the scientific knowledge for each unit.



Pupils at Lons Lane Infant school are able to answer questions about the world around them, and apply the scientific skills and substantive knowledge they have been taught throughout the years. Assessments of the children show they can articulate their learning and use scientific vocabulary for each unit of work. Through observations, pupils thrive through practical scientific opportunities, which enables them to put their skills and knowledge into practice.

 We measure the impact of our curriculum using the following methods: 

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes 
  • Reference to, and revision of, our Science Learning document to ensure a clear progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary
  • Teachers’ judgements made against the PlanIt Scheme of Work
  • Pupils’ discussions about their learning (pupil voice)
  • Book/ online folder looks in conjunction with teacher judgements
  • Monitoring planning of lessons by the subject lead and providing feedback
  • Creation and monitoring of a Science Action Plan by the subject lead and Head Teacher
  • In Reception, children are assessed against the EYFS checkpoints for Expressive Arts and Design.



Each term we hold a whole school Science Day.