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Our Federation recognises the part that science has to play in the world around us, and we strive to ensure that our children are curious about their world. Throughout their journey from Year R to Year 6, we want our children to develop scientific knowledge and understanding through science enquiry that help them answer questions about the world around them.  Therefore, we teach science through the delivery of practical and engaging lessons. This ensures that when our children leave the federation in Year 6, they will be equipped with the scientific skills and knowledge that will help them understand the uses of science today and for the future.


At Balksbury, lessons are not just limited to the classroom, so we make use of our extensive grounds to maximise learning experiences.  Here is where our longitudinal studies develop natural curiosity to question and investigate the world in which we live and encourage children become more aware of their local environment.

Federated Progression of Skills

Science yearly overview

Intent, Implement and Impact of Science at Balksbury Federation

Have a look at examples of children's work from their Longitudinal studies.