Science Overview


At Newburgh science is used to stimulate and excite pupils' curiosity about phenomena and to explain the events of the world around them. Our curriculum develops the children's curiosity with knowledge and engages learners at all levels through the use of mini projects.


The purpose of the new science curriculum is to give children essential knowledge and concepts to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, how things behave and to analyse causes.


Our creative science is rich and engaging and focuses on:

  • Working scientifically
  • Seasonal changes
  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals, including humans
  • Everyday materials
  • Plants

In Key Stage 1, pupils are encouraged to be curious and ask questions about what they notice. This includes observing changes over a period of time and noticing patterns as well. In Key Stage 2, pupils broaden their scientific view of the world by exploring, discussing, testing and developing ideas. They begin to ask questions, make observations and decisions about which types of scientific enquiry are the best ways of answering them.


Additional Units of Study in Key Stage 2 include:

  • Properties and changes of materials/rocks/states of matter
  • Light, Sound, Electricity
  • Forces and Magnets
  • Earth and Space
  • Evolution and Inheritance


All pupils' learning is progressive, developmental and most of all stimulating to their general interest. We aim to develop skills of creativity, perseverance and co-operation so that science enhances the child's ability to learn confidently throughout the whole curriculum.