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Science Area

What is the Science Area?

Hello. My name is Miss Finch and as well as being a class teacher in Year 2, I am also Science Subject Leader.

One of my responsibilities within this role is to oversee and guide how we teach and track pupil progress in science, one of the core subjects in the UK National Curriculum.


 School Science Policy Aims

  • To develop pupils’ curiosity, enjoyment and interest in science

  • To develop pupils’ understanding of key scientific concepts

  • To help pupils acquire practical scientific skills

  • To ensure pupils’ understanding of the relevance of what they are learning

  • To build pupils’ specialist vocabulary

  • To develop pupils’ understanding of the international and collaborative nature of science

I have set up this science area to keep children up to date with scientific concepts and developments that would be of interest to our pupils' curious and inquisitive minds. 

There are some fantastic stories linked to Science on Twig Science reporter. You can find out what is going on in the world right now as well as search for stories that you are specifically interested in.




Science to try at home...


These are some Science activities that you can take part in any time of the year:


Take part in an RSPB Wild Challenge

You can work towards a bronze, silver or gold award by completing a range of activities such as:


  • Making a bird bath
  • Rockpooling
  • Making a bug hotel
  • Pond dipping
  • Birdwatching



Look out for the different phases of the moon. 

Track how the moon changes throughout the lunar month




Look out for the International Space Station.

The space station is visible because it reflects the light of the Sun – the same reason we can see the Moon. However, unlike the Moon, the space station isn’t bright enough to see during the day. It can only be seen when it is dawn or dusk at your location. As such, it can range from one sighting opportunity a month to several a week, since it has to be both dark where you are, and the space station has to happen to be going overhead.

Look about you and question what you see.

Persuade your grown-ups to go outside and enjoy a brisk walk in the countryside.  Going for a brisk walk is scientifically proven to burn excess calories, build stamina and make your heart healthier. You’re likely to lead a healthier lifestyle just by going for a 10-minute walk every day.

What does it feel like to be inside a cloud?

Have you noticed that we get more misty mornings?

A cloud is made of water droplets or tiny ice crystals. As the water droplets rise high in the sky, the air gets cooler causing the water droplets to adhere to particles of dust in the air. The droplets are so light that they float in the air.


What is mist?  Mist is made up of small droplets of water hanging in the air.  You are in fact in the middle of a cloud when it is misty! SO the next time you walk through the mist, pretend you are floating in a cloud!

Great science websites for children





Places to Visit


The Observatory Science Centre at Herstmonceux is a fabulous place for children to learn about Science. It is full of hands-on practical activities that will entertain and wow children (and adults!) Well worth a visit.