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A Yattendon scientist ...

is curious and raises questions about working scientifically. They show confidence and competence in a full range of practical skills, for example, planning and carrying out scientific investigations. They have excellent scientific knowledge and understanding which is demonstrated in written and verbal explanations, solving challenging problems and reporting scientific findings. They have a passion for science and its application in past, present and future technologies.

The 2014 National Curriculum for science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science today and for the future


Here at Yattendon CofE Primary School, we feel that science is incredibly important. It provides children with the opportunity to develop the vital skill of being curious which leads to enquiry and investigation. It is where they have the opportunity to question life, and develop important problem solving and reasoning skills. Science helps children make sense of the world around them.

Our aim is to make sure we instil excitement in science, so that today’s children will become tomorrow’s inventors and scientists.


Our science topics are arranged into yearly rolling programmes for each class to ensure that all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered by the time our children leave us at the end of year 6. The ‘Working Scientifically’ objectives run through all of our science topics, consistently developing children’s enquiry skills.



We are extremely proud that our pupils experience a range of enrichment opportunities in Science. We regularly attend events at the Downs School and Bradfield College. In these secondary school settings, our pupils are exposed to specialist teaching and use a range of resources. We also visit Rushall Farm to carry out river studies and investigate a range of living things in their outdoor learning environment. Please visit our gallery class pages to view photos of these activities.

If you are able to share your scientific expertise with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.


Key Stage 2 Science SATs Sampling

In 2014, the science tests changed to a new science sampling model; the tests are administered in a sample of schools every two years. The sample is composed of 1,900 schools. Five pupils are randomly chosen from each of these schools to take part in the sample.