Our Science Policy can be found here.

We want all pupils to be scientists who have:

  • The ability to think independently and raise questions about working scientifically and the knowledge and skills that it brings
  • Confidence and competence in the full range of practical skills, taking the initiative in, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations
  • Excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings
  • High levels of originality, imagination or innovation in the application of skills
  • The ability to undertake practical work in a variety of contexts, including fieldwork
  • A passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies

At Combe we expect our children to be curious and investigative scientists. We use practical and investigative experiences that engage and excite our children. Science is taught in line with the primary national curriculum over a two year cycle within each Key Stage (KS1, LKS2, UKS2). The long term plan, showing when the National Curriculum units are covered, is shown below. Click each topic for a more detailed documents:

Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1/2 Cycle A Everyday materials (1)

Uses of everyday materials (2)

Plants (2)

Animals including humans (1- animals only)

Animals including humans (2)

Animals including humans (1- humans only)

Forces (elected)

Year 1/2 Cycle B Seasonal change (1 and 2)

Light (elected)

Earth and Space (elected)

Seasonal change (1 and 2)

Living things and their habitats (2)

Seasonal change (1 and 2)

Plants (1)

Year 3/4 Cycle A Sound (4)

Rocks (3)

Living things and their habitats (4)

Plants (3)

Forces and magnets (3)
Year 3/4 Cycle B Animals including humans (4)

Animals including humans (3)

States of matter (4) Electricity (4)

Light (3)

Year 5/6 Cycle A Animals, including humans (6) Living things and their habitats (5)

Animals, including humans (5)

Light (6)

Electricity (6)

Year 5/6 Cycle B Earth and Space (5)

Forces (5)

Living things and their habitats (6)

Properties and changing materials (5)

Evolution and Inheritance (6)