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Oxford Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS20 9DA


Headteacher - Mrs Fiona Wharton

Guiseley Primary School


 Science Intent, Implementation and Impact statement.pdf

Our Science curriculum aims to prepare our children for life in an increasingly scientific and technological world. We encourage pupils to explore the world around them and raise their own questions then plan and carry out investigations using equipment correctly.

Science is a practical subject with many activities requiring children to work together. It encourages the development of investigation, experimentation skills and interpretation of results. There are many cross curricular links with other subjects, particularly Design Technology, Geography and Mathematics. We help children understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Children develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines:

Physical Processes (Physics) Life Processes and Living things (Biology) Materials and their Properties (Chemistry)

These are taught in each year group through topics.








Taught as part of Understanding the Word


Year 1


Our changing world (plants and animals)

Sensing seasons

Using our Senses

Every day materials


Year 2


Our changing world (plants and animals)

What is your habitat

The apprentice gardener


Staying healthy

Growing up


Year 3


Our changing world (plants and seasons)

How does your garden grow

Rock detectives

Can you see me (light and shadows)

The power of forces

Amazing bodies


Year 4


Classifying plants and trees

Material states

Switched on (electricity)

Where does all that food go?

Human impact

Who am I? (identifying animals from their habitats and classifying them)

Good vibrations (sound)


Year 5


Earth and Space – time differences and earth’s rotation

Deadly Earthquakes (Properties and changes of materials)

Forces – levers, pulleys, gears, air and water resistance

Animal including humans – what happens in old age

Living things and their habitats – lifecycles and reproduction


Year 6

Light up your world – What is light and what does it do?

Body pump – What does the circulatory system do?

Danger – Low voltage! How many simple circuits can you make?

Evolution and inheritance

Nature Library – Vertebrates, invertebrates and micro-organisms