Birchfield Primary School

Birchfield Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 7HU



'Science consists of observing the world by watching, listening, observing, and recording. Science is curiosity in thoughtful action about the world and how it behaves,' - NASA

What is Science?

Scientific enquiry

Collecting data

Independent and collaborative learning

Explore outdoors

Nature and world around us

Conclusions are drawn

Experiments are conducted


Science is the study of nature and how things work. At Birchfield we believe that Science should excite, inspire and enthuse children. This will develop children’s curiosity to want to know more about the world around them.

It is about making strange, mysterious and complicated things become things we understand. It is about measuring, testing, predicting and observing. It is about being questioned and developing our own questions independently. It is about building our own Scientific knowledge and vocabulary. It is working scientifically to help develop our critical thinking skills.

Our curriculum will provide fun, hands on, practical activities so that children can explore and discover the world around them and gain a deeper understanding of the world we live in.


We will teach the children to work scientifically by teaching the skills of:

  • Asking questions
  • Making predictions
  • Setting up tests
  • Observing and measuring
  • Recording data
  • Interpretation and communicating results
  • Evaluating

Our science topics covered are:

  • Humans including animals
  • Evolution and inheritance
  • Plants, livings things and their habitats
  • Forces and magnets
  • Everyday materials and their properties
  • States of matter
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • Earth in space