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A high-quality education in science provides the basis for understanding of the world. Science is fundamental part of our daily lives and all pupils have the entitlement to be taught the essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. At Shakespeare Infant School we believe that learning about science through first hand experiences is key.

In the Foundation Stage children are introduced to Science through Understanding of the World. They are given opportunities to observe, sort and classify and perform simple tests to help them begin to understand the world around them.


In Key Stage One the curriculum is split into different areas. These include; Plants, Animals including humans, Living things and their habitats, Materials and Seasonal Changes. These areas are taught over the course of Year 1 and Year 2.

At Shakespeare Infant School we believe that all children have the right to exciting and engaging science curriculum with opportunities to enquire and investigate. Shakespeare Infant School is a safe and stimulating environment where children encounter challenging and creative learning experiences in their science learning.  We aim to stimulate the children’s natural curiosity and sense of awe and wonder about the world in which they live. Through this we believe that children will be able to appreciate how the growth of scientific knowledge has affected their everyday lives. We aim to encourage strong links between ICT, Maths and Literacy through our teaching of science. Throughout our science teaching and learning we encourage the development of our learning values; spirituality, collaboration, independence, creativity, thinking and emotional intelligence.

The Year 1 children have recently enjoyed helping the Year R's de-weed their flower beds ready for their new growing topics after the Easter break!

Year 2 - Working Scientifically

Throughout our science curriculum we offer the opportunity for children to work scientifically. We encourage our pupils to be inquisitive and ask and answer questions about the world around them. Through experiment and enquiry we help the children to understand that there isn’t always one answer to a question. We provide the children with opportunities to spend time making observations and use scientific equipment, performing simple tests to draw conclusions. We offer opportunities for children to reflect on and record their findings drawing conclusions on what they have seen.

Year 1 Science Curriculum

Year 2 Science Curriculum

Science Club


Every Wednesday lunchtime children in Year 2 have the opportunity to come to Science club and try out some different and exciting experiments with Miss McCabe. It is our aim to inspire and encourage children to ask questions about the world around them. Here are a few images of the things we get up to!

Lava Lamp

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Home made lava lamp using oil, food colouring, water and alka seltzer tablets!