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Station Road, Churchdown
Gloucestershire GL3 2NB

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Churchdown Village Infant School



At CVIS the intention is that children gain a firm understanding of what science is through a strong knowledge of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills to help them to think scientifically, to gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of science, today and for the future. Our objective at CVIS is to make sure scientific enquiry skills are embedded in each topic the children study. We are committed to encouraging all children to develop and use a range of skills including observations, planning and investigations, as well as being encouraged to question the world around them and becoming independent learners in exploring possible answers for their scientific based questions. Specialist vocabulary for topics is taught and built up, and effective questioning to communicate ideas is encouraged. Concepts taught should be reinforced by focusing on the key features of scientific enquiry, so that pupils learn to use a variety of approaches to answer relevant scientific questions.


The science curriculum ensures students have an opportunity to use a range of the scientific enquiry skills. Our children also receive science enrichment lessons which expose them to a varied curriculum. Students celebrate three science days across the academic year; the school organises visits from experts who will enhance their learning experience. The key scientific enquiry skills are planned out across the year so that each year group are taught how to master each skill. They are linked to topic work, science days and enrichment lessons.

EYFS specific

Follow Development Matters Document.  The world: Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.

KS1 specific

Follow KS1 NC curriculum.

Working Scientifically

  • During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content:
  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observing closely, using simple equipment
  • Performing simple tests
  • Identifying and classifying
  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions


Whilst in school, children have access to a varied programme, which is planned to demonstrate progression and challenge. The children can discover areas of strength, as well as areas they might like to improve upon. CVIS provides a fun, engaging, high-quality science education, that provides children with the foundations for understanding the world. Children have the understanding that science has changed our lives and it is vital for the world’s prosperity.