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Science is an introduction to the world of living things, materials and energy. It is a largely practical subject that develops a spirit of enquiry and the opportunity to interpret the world through personal experience.

Knowledge is acquired by observation, prediction, investigation, recording and analysing data.

At Dunchurch Boughton Junior School we aim to provide an enjoyable and stimulating atmosphere in which our children can develop knowledge and skills that further the acquisition of a scientific method of investigation. Working with others, overcoming problems, asking questions and gaining first-hand experience, will encourage this.







During their lessons the children will be encouraged to develop their skills to: -

  • ask questions, predict and form hypotheses;
  • observe, measure and manipulate variables;
  • interpret results and evaluate scientific evidence.
  • make observations over time
  • seek patterns
  • classify and group
  • research

Our school is well resourced with practical apparatus, appropriate CDs and computer programs.

All staff comply with the School’s Health and Safety Policy. The safe use of equipment is promoted at all times. 

We are extremely lucky to have exciting and stimulating surroundings that include the schools own Wildlife garden, orchard, vegetable patch, pond and wild area. The children are encouraged to investigate their environment, so that first-hand experiences provide starting points for their work.


Science Units taught by year group. 

Please click on the topic to see the Knowledge Organiser.  This will give you information about the knowledge and skills that the children will be learning.  It will also give you information on the vocabulary taught and how this unit links with prior learning.

 Year 3


 Science-Forces and magnets


Rocks and Soils

Animals including Humans

Science Investigations

Year 4

 Living things


Animals including Humans


Science Investigations

States of Matter

Year 5

Animals including Humans

Earth and Space


Living things and their habitats

Properties and changes of materials

Science Investigations


Year 6

Animals including Humans


Evolution and Inheritance

Living Things and their Habitats


Science Investigations