Science at The Leys

" Science is simply the word WE USE TO DESCRIBE A Method of Organizing our CURIOSITY - Tim Minchin"


‍At The Leys, we encourage children to be inquisitive throughout their time at the school and beyond. The Science curriculum fosters a healthy curiosity in children about our universe and promotes respect for the living and non-living. We believe science encompasses the acquisition of knowledge, concepts, skills, and positive attitudes. Throughout the programmes of study, the children will acquire and develop the key knowledge that has been identified within each unit and across each year group, as well as the application of scientific skills. We ensure that the Working Scientifically skills are built-on and developed throughout children’s time at the school so that they can apply their knowledge of science when using equipment, conducting experiments, building arguments, and explaining concepts confidently and continue to ask questions and be curious about their surroundings.



Teachers create a positive attitude to science learning within their classrooms and reinforce an expectation that all children are capable of achieving high standards in science. Our whole school approach to the teaching and learning of science involves the following;


The successful approach at The Leys results in a fun, engaging, high-quality science education, that provides children with the foundations and knowledge for understanding the world. Our engagement with the local environment ensures that children learn through varied and first-hand experiences of the world around them. Frequent, continuous and progressive learning outside the classroom is embedded throughout the science curriculum. Through various workshops, trips and interactions with experts, children have the understanding that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. Children learn the possibilities for careers in science through the study of famous scientists from various backgrounds, all children feel they are scientists and capable of achieving. Children at The Leys enjoy science and this results in motivated learners with sound scientific understanding.

Subject Overview

- Science Overview 2022-23
- Science Progression Grid

Knowledge Organisers

Want to find out more about what your child is learning in Science? These knowledge organisers will help you to explore the area of study and ask questions at home!

Pupil Voice

“I personally love Science because it’s interesting and well, just a fun way to learn” - Muneeb

“Science is so enjoyable, it makes my brain twist and turn” - Tommy

“I love Science because you learn so much and have fun doing it” - Ellen

“I really enjoy Science as we can work together in groups. It always puts a big smile on my face!” - Oliver

“I like to investigate things, it’s fun to explore” - Thomas

“It’s fun because we get to learn stuff about animals and make bug hotels- EmmaI loved doing the experiment to shoot Santa out of the chimney. It was great fun” - Logan


Useful Websites & Documents

The Leys Primary & Nursery School

Ripon Road, Stevenage, Herts, SG1 4QZ.
01438 314148

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Headteacher:  Mrs D Khangura
Chair of Governors:  Mrs Marina Stone