East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"


In Science, we aim to inspire and foster children’s natural curiosity and interest in the world around them. We develop children’s scientific knowledge and understanding of this world through encouraging them to question, involving them in practical investigations and teacher led demonstrations. Children are encouraged to record the results and to draw upon them to reach scientific conclusions. During their time at the school, the children are introduced to many scientific concepts and skills which together will encourage them to develop an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to problem-solving.

Science is taught progressively allowing children to make links from year to year in their investigations and enquiry of the sections of the National Curriculum: Living Processes and Living Things, Materials and their Properties and Physical Processes.



Science Curriculum Coverage



Early Learning Goal 14 – The World

Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.


Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term



Animals including humans



Seasonal Changes


Uses of Everyday Materials

Animals including humans

Living things and their habitats




Forces and Magnets


Rocks and fossils


Animals including Humans



Animals, including Humans



States of Matter


Living things and their habitats




Earth and Space


Animals including Humans



Properties and changes of materials


Living things and their habitat


Living things and their Habitats


Evolution and Inheritance




Animals including Humans


British Science Week 11.3.19-15.3.19


This week we have been celebrating British Science Week in school. Every class has been carrying out investigations and answering science-based questions. On Monday the whole school looked at space travel and had a go at launching their own rockets.


We also had scientists and engineers visit years 4-6 on Tuesday.  Year 4 were visited by Jayanthiny Kangatharan, a neuroscientist from Brunel University. They learnt all about the brain and wrote poems about this.


Nkechi Anasoh, an engineer working in energy, visited year 5. She spoke to the children about her job and all the exciting things she works on. They then carried out investigations about changing states.


Year 6 were visited by Geoff Baldwin, a microbiologist from Imperial University. They learnt all about bacteria and how it grows. They had the chance to look at bacteria under microscope.


Salma in Sequoia class said, “I have enjoyed science week because we got to learn different things. I really liked finding out about DNA codes. I would like to be a chemist when I am older.”