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St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

Encouraging Faithfulness, Courage and Respect

John 10:10 "I have come so that you may have life and have it to the full.""All will be well and all manner of things will be well.""The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 "At the heart of our faith is one truth: God loves you." Pope Francis“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Mohandas Gandhi


Our Science Vision Statement

Science Curriculum Plans

 St Benedict's Long Term Science Map 2020-21.pdfDownload
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Science in EYFS:

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas.

The most relevant statements for science are taken from the following areas of learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the World



Three and Four-Year-Olds

Communication and Language

•        Understand ‘why’ questions, like: “Why do you think the caterpillar got so fat?”

Physical Development

•        Make healthy choices about food, drink, activity and toothbrushing.

Understanding the World

•        Use all their senses in hands-on exploration of natural materials.

•        Explore collections of materials with similar and/or different properties.

•        Talk about what they see, using a wide vocabulary.

•        Begin to make sense of their own life-story and family’s history.

•        Explore how things work.

•        Plant seeds and care for growing plants.

•        Understand the key features of the life cycle of a plant and an animal.

•        Begin to understand the need to respect and care for the natural environment and all living things.

•        Explore and talk about different forces they can feel.

•        Talk about the differences between materials and changes they notice.


Communication and Language

•        Learn new vocabulary.

•        Ask questions to find out more and to check what has been

said to them.

•        Articulate their ideas and thoughts in well-formed sentences.

•        Describe events in some detail.

•        Use talk to work out problems and organise thinking and activities. Explain how things work and why they might happen.

•        Use new vocabulary in different contexts.



Physical Development

•        Know and talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing:

- regular physical activity

- healthy eating

- toothbrushing

- sensible amounts of ‘screen time’

- having a good sleep routine

- being a safe pedestrian

Understanding the World

•        Explore the natural world around them.

•        Describe what they see, hear and feel while they are outside.

•        Recognise some environments that are different to the one in which they live.

•        Understand the effect of changing seasons on the natural world around them.


Communication and Language

Listening, Attention and Understanding

•        Make comments about what they have heard and ask questions to clarify their understanding.

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Managing Self

•        Manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs, including dressing, going to the toilet and understanding the importance of healthy food choices.

Understanding the World

The Natural World

•        Explore the natural world around them, making observations and drawing pictures of animals and plants.

•        Know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.

•        Understand some important processes and changes in the natural world around them, including the seasons and changing states of matter.