Meriden C of E Primary School, Fillongley Road, Meriden CV7 7LW  

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Headteacher: Mrs Lucy Anderton

Meriden C of E Primary School

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Along with English and maths, science remains one of the main core subjects in primary school. It can be one of the most exciting and practical subjects and, as a result, is a real joy for teachers and pupils. Children love the chance to learn through being totally hands-on and finding things out for themselves — the perfect way to understand the world around them.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

In the EYFS, science is included within the Understanding the World area of learning. As with other learning in Foundation Stage, your child will mainly learn about science through games and play – which objects float and sink during water play, for example. Activities such as these will help your child to develop important skills such as observation, prediction and critical thinking.

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

The content of science teaching and learning is set out in the 2014 National Curriculum for primary schools in England. Our school uses the scheme

Within this, certain topics and areas are repeated across year groups, meaning that children may revisit a particular topic in each year of primary school but with increasing difficulty and with a different focus each time.

The more detailed content for each year group is as follows:

Year 1

Our Environment  

The Animal Kingdom

Everyday materials


The Weather

Year 2

Habitats Throughout the Year

Living Things

Animals and their Needs

Plants, Seeds and Bulbs


Year 3

Animal Homes

More about Animals



Light Sources


Year 4

Respecting our Environment


The Digestive System



States of Matter

Year 5

Decay and Recycling

Life Cycles


Properties of everyday materials and reversible change

Earth and Space

Animals including Humans

Year 6

Environmental Field Studies

Organs and Systems in the Human Body




Evolution and Inheritance