Science at Eaton

Science at Eaton

At Eaton Primary School, our aim is for teaching and learning in science to inspire our children by giving them exciting opportunities to pursue their natural curiosity; promoting the experience of exploring and investigating scientific phenomena, in a range of contexts, to ensure a continually evolving knowledge and understanding of the world around them. Our children will be encouraged to ask questions, take risks, experiment, reflect, make and learn from mistakes, in a safe environment; whereby they acquire and apply core knowledge and skills which equip them for an ever-changing world. 

Purpose of study

A high-quality science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics. Science has changed our lives and is vital to the world’s future prosperity, and all pupils should be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Through building up a body of key foundational knowledge and concepts, pupils should be encouraged to recognise the power of rational explanation and develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. They should be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, predict how things will behave, and analyse causes.


The national curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics

  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them

  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future

Take a look at some of our science learning!


19th November 2020

Year 2  have been hunting for habitats in our local grounds at school.











Autumn half term homework 2020 - Year 5

Autumn term 2020 - STEM Club


Autumn term 2020 - Nature Club

September 2020 - Year 5 autogyro investigation

Year 5 have made and investigated different variables for autogyros. Great team work for accurate results!



June 2020 - Year 6 circuits

Year 6 have been creating circuits and problem solving when there has been a fault. They thought of some fantastic scientific questions that they could answer by investigating with the circuits.

March 2020 - Year 2 life cycles

For the last few weeks, the Year 2 caterpillars have been living at Miss Handley’s house. Over the weekend 3 of the chrysalises have hatched into beautiful butterflies and you can see the final one hatching on the time lapse here.

March 2020 - British Science Week

As part of British Science Week, children in all classes have been carrying out scientific investigations at home. 

March 2020 - Year 2 hygiene investigation

As part of our science topic, we have been learning about how quickly germs can spread and how to wash our hands properly. 

March 2020 - Reception Spring Walk

Reception have been on a spring walk around our school grounds. They found lots of signs that spring is on the way! They found snowdrops, daffodils, daisies and even a nest! They talked about the seasons changing and explored our outdoor environment.

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