Shadsworth Infant SchoolLearning, Sharing and Caring


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At Shadsworth Infant School, we recognise the importance of Science in every aspect of our daily lives. Our Science teaching, in conjunction with the National Curriculum is focused on increasing pupils' knowledge and understanding and encouraging the development of key scientific skills. Children will be encouraged to develop a natural curiosity about the world around them and ask questions, recognising that they can be answered in different ways. Children will also be encouraged to use their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions, then gather and record data to help them when answering questions. They will observe closely using simple equipment and perform simple tests and will also identify and classify objects, materials, animals and plants.



Science at Shadsworth Infant School is assessed using the following.

  • Informal judgements by staff during lessons
  • Immediate next steps provided via verbal feedback.
  • Pupil and peer assessments.
  • Formal skills and assessment checklists.


For Science, each topic usually begins with a brief assessment of what children already know.  In EYFS, each child’s progress is assessed against Development Matters under the area 'Understanding The World'. This is recorded half- termly on Insight. In Key Stage 1, each child's progress is assessed against the key objectives from the National Curriculum and is recorded termly on Insight. At the end of each Science unit/topic, teachers make a summary judgement about the work each pupil has completed using end of unit assessments/quizzes to support. The Science subject leader monitors class assessment and analyses data on a termly basis.





Knowledge Organisers- Year 1

Knowledge Organisers- Year 2