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Our vision for Science at William Lilley:


Our children are confident, eager and enthusiastic to explore the world around them.  Their progressive scientific skills allow them to investigate, problem solve and recognise patterns.  Children work scientifically through first-hand experiences and enrichment.




Science enrichment days/weeks

Discovery areas (whole school) and sheds (EYFS) enable children to develop their own lines of enquiry and exploration

School environment supports a love of science through ‘forest schools’ zone and gardening area

Real life Scientific phenomenon are explored through regular baking,  weather and growing activities

Majority of topics have a major Science foci (KS1)

Family learning activities focus upon Scientific knowledge and skills

Continuous provision in EYFS enable children to explore the world around them and adult intervention extends this further

Specific Science books in KS1 demonstrate the progression of skills

Wide range of first-hand activities including hatching ducklings, butterflies, animal roadshow visits and trips

After and in-school clubs including Gardening, Making and exploring

Annual visit from the life education van to explore our bodies

Extensive use of the outdoor environment throughout EYFS and KS1


Whole school Science investigation during Science week




Science intent, implementation, progression and assessment