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Garway Primary School



Children are taught scientific knowledge and understanding across the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics as follows:


  • Living things and their habitats
  • Plants
  • Animals, including humans
  • Evolution and inheritance


  • Everyday materials
  • Rocks
  • States of matter
  • Properties and changes of materials


  • Seasonal change
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Forces and magnets
  • Electricity
  • Earth and space

At Garway, we have a two year rolling programme of science topics.

Science Topic CycleCurriculum Overview Science 2024Scientific Vocabulary National Curriculum

‘Working scientifically’ is taught across all the areas of biology, chemistry and physics. Children learn to ask and answer scientific questions about the world around them through a variety of approaches including: observing over time; pattern seeking; identifying, classifying and grouping; comparative and fair testing (controlled investigations); and researching using secondary sources.