At Abbots Farm Junior School, we promote and embed the key values of ambition, reflection, resilience and healthy body and mind in our children throughout their time at the school and beyond. We strive to provide our children with a rich Science curriculum encouraging children to recognise the power of rational explanation and to develop a sense of excitement and curiosity about natural phenomena. Science teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought. Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way science will affect their future on a personal, national, and global level.

In teaching science, we are intent on developing:

  • knowledge and understanding of life processes and living things, materials and their properties and physical processes
  • positive attitudes towards science and promoting children to question the world around them
  • an understanding of science through scientific enquiry and investigation;
  • independent learners as well as being effective collaboratively;
  • a passion and enjoyment for science, so that they will develop a deep and lasting interest and may be motivated to study science further;
  • concern about, and active care for, our environment;

We develop the key scientific skills of:

  • investigation – including observing, measuring, predicting, hypothesising, experimenting, communicating, interpreting, explaining and evaluating
  • using scientific language, recording and techniques
  • ICT in investigating and recording
  • effective communication of scientific ideas, facts and data
  • Problem solving

AFJS Science Policy

Year 3 Units of Work


Year 4 Units of Work


Year 5 Units of Work


Year 6 Units of Work