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Vision Statement for Science ​

The aim at Horizon is to provide practical and enjoyable lessons where the children are encouraged to use their enquiring minds by asking and answering questions about the world we live in. 

Activities will use enquiry skills such as observing over time, noticing patterns, grouping, classifying, comparing and carrying out fair tests. 

Children are encouraged to work independently and adopt an appetite for scientific knowledge. 




Programme of study

Science at Horizon Primary Academy

​Science is all around us and every one of us is a scientist....from simply turning on a light to cooking food, from cleaning our teeth to running along the pavement.  Our aim at Horizon is for all science learning to be fun and exciting, where children look forward to science and want to know more about the world they live in.  During our science learning we encourage our 'Heart' values by promoting teamwork, showing respect to others and our environment and having a positive attitude. 

Science in Key Stage 1

​The main focus for science in Key Stage 1 is to experience and observe phenomena.  They will look at the world around them, having opportunities where curiosity and asking questions is encouraged.

Children will learn through the use of first-hand practical experiences.  They will be introduced to and encouraged to spell and use a range of simple scientific vocabulary.

Children will use a range of enquiry skills when looking at the following areas

  • plants
  • animals, including humans
  • everyday materials and their uses
  • seasonal changes
  • living things and their habitats



Science in Key Stage 2

Children will build on the skills and knowledge learnt in Key Stage 1 to broaden their views of the scientific world around them.  They will explore, talk, test and develop their ideas about everyday phenomena and the relationships between living things and familiar environments.  They will be encouraged to ask questions and will make decisions about the correct types of enquiry needed to investigate the answers. 

Children will broaden their use of scientific vocabulary so that by the end of Key Stage 2 they can use the language appropriately to discuss, communicate and justify their scientific ideas. 

The areas of science covered across Key Stage 2 are

  • working scientifically
  • living things and their habitats
  • animals including humans
  • plants
  • rocks
  • light
  • forces and magnets
  • states of matter
  • electricity
  • sound
  • properties and the changes of materials
  • earth and space
  • forces
  • evolution and inheritance