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At Coppice we are extremely lucky to have lessons take place in our very own tailor made science lab. Pupils are able to learn in an engaging environment with all our science resources close to hand.

Our aim in science is to encourage pupils to be curious about the world around them and to give them a better understanding of the world around them. Key scientific terminology is introduced in each lesson and lessons are a mixture of useful age-appropriate theory and fun practical investigations. We also value learning outside of the classroom so teachers plan for outside learning opportunities, trips, visits and visitors.


Science is taught weekly at Coppice as a separate lesson so all statutory requirements can be covered, both in terms of the unit of work, i.e. ‘Light’ and ‘Working Scientifically’. With this being said, we do try and link lessons to year group themes where appropriate.

Formative assessment is planned for and used throughout all year groups. In EYFS, pupils are assessed through set, focused tasks and individual profiles are kept of the children. While in Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers use both formative and summative assessment as pupils take part in a diagnostic and end of unit assessment during each unit to help with planning and assessment.

For some fun things to try at home with your children: