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Science in our school is about developing children's ideas and ways of working that enable them to make sense of the world in which they live through investigation, as well as using and applying processing skills.  

At Mission Grove, great Science means:

  • practical, hands-on investigation and enquiry
  • excitement, fun, inspiration and innovation
  • giving children the independence to question, explore and make discoveries – delivering the ‘Eureka’ moment!
  • a clear progression of understanding and enquiry skills 

Science Across The School

In Early Years, children are taught mainly through games and exploration of the world around them as things happen (e.g. weather). Children develop the skills needed to engage in scientific exploration as they learn in all seven areas of the Early Years Curriculum.

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

 In KS1 and KS2 children deepen their knowledge and  understanding of topics and progress their scientific enquiry skills.

Science Programmes of Study KS1 and KS2



This year, we are renewing our Primary Science Quality Mark. The PSQM shows that the standard of Science teaching and learning at Mission Grove is very high. Children engage with great science both in and outside the classroom, developing positive attitudes towards science as well as secure scientific understanding and skills.